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Hulu confirms The Handsmaid’s Tale will return in 2021 and announces season five

The Disney subsidiary announced the return plus a raft of new drama series.

Elizabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale season four trailer

The Handsmaid’s Tale will return in 2021 with season four and the star Elisabeth Moss confirmed that a fifth season has also been commissioned by Hulu.

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Moss said in tweet featuring the cast of The Handsmaid’s Tale: “Actually I have a couple of the [season four] scripts right here… and I’m also thrilled to announce we have been picked up for season five.”

She added: “It’s my privilege and honour to tell this story… It’s going to be a wild ride.”

Other stand-out announcements among the new programming on Hulu and Star revealed at parent company Disney’s Investor Day included:

  • Nine Perfect Strangers, starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy, a thrilling new series from David E Kelley, who created Big Little Lies and, more recently, the hit murder-mystery series The Undoing.
  • Dopesick is a harrowing new drama series inspired by true events, focusing on the opiod crisis in the United States. The all-star cast includes Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard and Rosario Dawson.
  • Only Murders in the Building will reunite comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short, along with Selena Gomez.
  • The Dropout starring  Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon will tell the story of the con artist, Elizabeth Holmes, “that captured the world”.
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