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Confirmed: The Handmaid’s Tale will have a sixth and final season

Confirmed: The Handmaid’s Tale will have a sixth and final season

We can't believe it's all coming to an end

The cast of The Handmaid's Tale have confirmed the show will be back for a sixth and final season. Watch the video below:

Taking to the official Handmaid's Tale Instagram page, several main cast members including Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Amanda Brugel and more shared the news with fans.

Each actor read the slogan for seasons one through four and the upcoming fifth season, which is scheduled to air next week in the US.

Moss had the ultimate honour of leaving fans on the edge of their seats regarding the theme for the last season. "You'll just have to wait and see," she says with a smirk at the end of the video.

The bittersweet news has been welcomed by viewers, who descended into the comments to share their excitement and sadness about the show's end now being in sight.

"SCREAMING AND CRYING," shared one fan.

Season five begins in September.

"DEAR GOD MY HEART," another Instagram user declared with a sad emoji.

While a third viewer showered the cast with praise as we wait for the next two seasons. They wrote: "So excited that there will be one more season! Rewatching the show right now before season 5 comes out! SO incredible, a tour de force by every single person involved!"

Handmaid's Tale obsessives still have lots to look forward to before the show bids farewell to the terrifying world of Gilead.

At the season four, Serena's husband, Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes), was brutally murdered by June (Elisabeth Moss) and other former handmaids who had escaped the clutches of Gilead.

The final scene showed June's husband, Luke (O-T Fagbenle) finding her covered in blood, holding her daughter Nichole in her bedroom. Luke sinks to the floor as he realises what has happened.

Season six will be the final season.

"I know. I'm sorry," whispers June. "Just give me five minutes, okay? Just give me five minutes with her, then I'll go."

The show's dystopian setting, in which women's freedoms have been revoked, has drawn comparisons to real life, most recently the Supreme Court's decision to eliminate a woman's right to abortion.

Millions in the US will lose the legal right to obtain an abortion after the shocking decision to overturn the milestone 1973 Roe v. Wade legislation that granted women the right to abort up until foetal viability. 

Fans of The Handmaid's Tale instantly drew comparisons between the reversal and the dystopian drama, especially once the fifth season trailer dropped.

Season five premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September. US fans will be able to watch the first two episodes on Hulu from 14 September. New episodes will drop weekly.

Featured Image Credit: Hulu

Topics: TV And Film