The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 is not coming to Hulu in January 2022

We know The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 is definitely happening, but our eyes are on when we’ll get to watch it. We know it’s not coming in January 2022.

Before Season 4 premiered, we learned that The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 would happen. Of course, we want it sooner rather than later, but there is a bit of bad news.

We’ve double-checked the list of releases on Hulu in January 2022 and The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 definitely isn’t on that list. This isn’t all too surprising, but it is disappointing. With the way the fourth season ended, we need to see what’s next for June and so many others in this dystopian tale.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 premiere date predictions

When could we see the new season premiere? We’re not sure, but it is sometime in 2022. We have to note that it looks like filming is still happening. Digital Spy recently confirmed this in an interview with Amanda Brugel, who plays Rita on the series.

Brugel shared a little of what to expect for Rita in the fifth season but noted that the actors only get the scripts two weeks before they need to film. She doesn’t know everything that’s going to happen in the season just yet.

What she does say is she thinks Rita’s relationship with Serena Joy will continue to be complicated. Rita cares about Serena Joy and will care about the baby. Meanwhile, June will likely be on the run after everything that happened to Fred Waterford at the end of the season. It will be up to everyone else in Canada to pick up the pieces.

Once filming has finished, the season will need to go through post-production. We’re looking at about six months for that, so we’re probably not going to see The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 until mid-2022 at the earliest.

The Handmaid’s Tale is available to stream on Hulu. Stay tuned for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 updates and more.