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'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5 Predictions, Straight From The Showrunner

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5 Predictions, Straight From The Showrunner

In part one of our discussion with The Handmaid's Tale showrunner Bruce Miller, we processed the Season 4 finale and the delicious irony of the system turning against itself. Here in part two, Miller and I discuss what's next, because we need to know what will happen in The Handmaid's Tale Season 5.

Season 5 was confirmed and announced in December of 2020, and while there's no official release date yet, it's likely we can expect it to air in the spring of 2022. As for who will return... don't count out a return (of sorts) from the dead. (Season 4 spoiler ahead!) Even though Fred is dead, flashbacks are definitely a possibility.

Below, Miller and I discuss the Season 5 scope and what he'd like to see for Nick.

The Dipp: Come Season 5, are you thinking about broadening the scope? Will we get to see more of the larger geopolitical landscape? We’ve seen some glimpses, with the Mexican ambassador, the Swiss delegation, the Canadian reaction. But why do the Waterfords have supporters in Canada? What kind of propaganda are they responding to? How is the world divided on Gilead?

Bruce Miller: Absolutely. I think we will address that, as much as it is The Handmaid’s Tale and from June’s point of view. The more she sees that, the more that becomes of interest to her, the more we get into that. And the same thing with Moira, Emily, and the other characters who are our inroads into that. I try to make it as much of a political show as it is a political life for June.

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