The Handmaid's Tale, which is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic novel of the same name, tells the tale of life in the totalitarian dystopia of Gilead, which is located in what was formerly the United States. As a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his bitter wife, Offred (played by Elizabeth Moss), one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the authoritarian Republic of Gilead, fights to survive.
The latest series will see June (Moss) face the consequences of killing Commander Waterford (played byJoseph Fiennes) while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead's influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) works with Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) and Nick (Max Minghella) as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke (O-T Fagbenle) and Moira (Samira Wiley) fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah. Other cast returning to the series are, Madeline Brewer as Janine, Amanda Brugel as Rita and Sam Jaeger as Mark.
Channel 4 is officially set to return with the fifth series of The Handmaid's Tale airing later this month.