'The Handmaid's Tale' season 5 trailer just dropped, and it teases a 'wild ride'

Check out 'The Handmaids Tale' season 5 trailer to witness the tension between June and Serena

Serena in The Handmaid's Tale season 5 trailer in black at her husband's funeral
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In the event 2022 hasn't felt dystopian enough, The Handmaid's Tale season 5 trailer has dropped in its eerie, melancholic glory. Blessed be the TV gods. 

We pick up where we left off in The Handmaid's Tale season 4. In the newly-launched teaser, viewers witness June scrubbing her hands of blood, wiping away the remnants of Commander Waterford. However, she wants everyone to know exactly what she's done. 

"I will say that the season itself is possibly one of the wilder rides that we’ve had," actor Elizabeth Moss (June) reveals to TVLine about the fifth installment. 

Additionally, the show's lead even admits that even she's had a difficult time keeping up with all of the latest happenings. What will that mean for fans of Margaret Attwood's popular story?

'The Handmaid's Tale' season 5 trailer

In season 5, we witness a struggle between June and Serena, the grieving widow of Commander Waterford. Though June states, "I want her to know that it was me," it seems she cannot quite find her sense of purpose after the murder. 

Meanwhile, Commander Lawrence and Aunt Lydia attempt to take Gilead into their own hands as it becomes increasingly influential in Canada. June, Luke and Moira are still fighting Gilead with the hopes of finding Hannah. 

The upcoming chapter will have us part ways with familiar faces, i.e. Rory Gilmore, Emily (Alexis Bledel), a Handmaid who's escaped Gilead, a role that earned the "Gilmore Girls" vet an Emmy in 2017. 

"After much thought, I felt I had to step away from The Handmaid’s Tale at this time. I am forever grateful to Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the cast and crew for their support," Bledel said in a statement she shared with Variety

But we'll also be greeted with new faces: Genevieve Angelson from New Amsterdam. She is set to take on the role as Mrs. Wheeler, a wealthy follower in Canada who seems to take a liking to Serena. She is also going to be a prominient figure who oversees the rise of Gilead in Canada, according to sources.

"Blessed be the project reveal," the actor wrote on Twitter with news of her role.

'The Handmaid's Tale' season 5 premiere

We have a bit of a wait, folks: the Hulu hit doesn't return to the streaming service until September 14 with the season's first two episodes. Remaining episodes will drop weekly on Wednesdays. We're pleased to know that our fall TV lineup will kick off on the right note. 

In the meantime, if you're craving a dark tale, Sharon Marshall's story, Girl in the Picture, has landed on the canon of best true crime on Netflix.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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