The Handmaid’s Tale is returning to Hulu for its fifth season but an original member of the cast won’t be back. Alexis Bledel is departing the dystopian drama series which is based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford, and Sam Jaeger star in the series which revolves around a totalitarian America that subjects fertile women (aka “Handmaids”) to child-bearing slavery.
“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.”
The actress received four Emmy nominations and took home one award for her role in the series.
A premiere date for The Handmaid’s Tale season five will be announced by Hulu later. Season four was released in Spring 2021.
What do you think? Are you sad to hear that Bledel is leaving The Handmaid’s Tale TV series?