The first teaser for Season 5 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” dropped Thursday, featuring a chilling cover of Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter.” The season premieres September 14 on Hulu, with new episodes every Wednesday.
In Season 5, Elisabeth Moss’ June deals with the aftermath of Commander Waterford’s murder as she simultaneously attempts to redefine her identity and purpose. Serena, now a widow, tries to make a name for herself in Canada as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence teams up with Nick and Aunt Lydia as he attempts to reform Gilead and seize power. June, Luke, and Moira battle Gilead from a distance as they continue to try to save Hannah.
Alongside Moss, the series also stars Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, OT Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is produced by MGM Television and produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, Yahlin Chang, Rachel Skukert, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Steve Stark and Kim Todd. The series is distributed internationally by MGM.
Watch the teaser for the series below.
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Debbie Allen, Wendell Pierce, Jeffrey Wright, Malik Yoba, and Naturi Naughton have joined on Season 2 of Crackle’s “Inside the Black Box.” The series, hosted by Joe Morton and casting director Tracey Moore, features conversations, performances and workshops focused on the role racing plays in entertainment. The show, produced by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, launched its first season earlier this year. Season 2 will begin production in New York this week.