The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood that was first published in 1985. The novel was adapted into a TV series that premiered on Hulu in 2017. The series is set in a future where the United States has been replaced by a totalitarian regime called Gilead, which is ruled by a fundamentalist Christian group. Women are oppressed, and those who are still fertile are forced to become handmaids, or surrogates, for the ruling class.
Season 5 Recap
The fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale ended with a cliffhanger. June, the main character, had been shot while attempting to rescue a group of children from Gilead. The season ended with her fate unknown.
Season 6: What We Know So Far
Season 6 of The Handmaid’s Tale is set to premiere in 2023. While there is not much information available about the upcoming season, we do know a few things.
New Cast Members
Several new cast members have been announced for season 6, including Meryl Streep and Viola Davis. It is unclear what roles they will play, but their presence is sure to add to the show’s already impressive cast.
The Return of June
While it was unclear whether June survived her injuries at the end of season 5, it has been confirmed that she will be returning for season 6. What her role will be and how she survived remain a mystery.
The Focus on Resistance
The Handmaid’s Tale has always focused on resistance, and it seems that season 6 will continue to do so. The show’s creator, Bruce Miller, has said that the upcoming season will explore “different forms of resistance” and “different ways of fighting back.”
The Show’s Relevance Today
The Handmaid’s Tale has always been a relevant show, but it has become even more so in recent years. The show’s themes of oppression, misogyny, and authoritarianism are unfortunately still relevant today, and the show’s creators have said that they intend to continue exploring these themes in season 6.
What We Want to See in Season 6
While we don’t know much about season 6, there are a few things we would like to see.
More Focus on the Econowives
The Econowives are a group of women in Gilead who are responsible for multiple roles, including cleaning, cooking, and child-rearing. They are an often-overlooked group in the show, and we would like to see more of their stories and struggles in season 6.
More of the “Real” World
While most of the show takes place in Gilead, we would like to see more of the outside world. We know that there are resistance groups and other countries that are aware of what is going on in Gilead, and we would like to see more of how they are reacting to the situation.
The Aftermath of June’s Shooting
We know that June survived her injuries, but we don’t know how. We would like to see more of her recovery and how her experience has changed her.
Season 6 of The Handmaid’s Tale is sure to be just as intense and thought-provoking as the previous seasons. With new cast members, a focus on resistance, and the show’s continued relevance, we can’t wait to see what happens next in Gilead.