The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 remains in production today, and is anticipated to premiere later on this year, however sadly, one main character won’t be returning. Alexis Bledel, who has actually played Dr. Emily Malek/Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale because season one, just recently revealed her exit from the dystopian drama series. Bledel has actually agreeably left The Handmaid’s Tale on her own terms, however the specific factor is yet unidentified. In a declaration (through Range), Bledel stated:

“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.”

This news most likely comes as a shock to fans who were eagerly anticipating seeing Bledel’s character Emily return in The Handmaid’s Tale season 5. Emily last appeared in the season 4 ending, together with Elizabeth Moss’s June Osborne and other previous handmaids, as they hound Gilead Leader Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes).


Alexis Bledel is best understood for her function as Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Women and has actually likewise appeared in ER and Mad Guys. She likewise had a starring function in Sin City, Jenny’s Wedding event, and The Sisterhood of the Taking A Trip Trousers series. Bledel discovered success and crucial praise when she was cast as Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale. The character is never ever even called in the books and ultimately satisfies a terrible end. However that is not the case with the television series, where she was promoted to series routine. Throughout her four-season stint, Bledel made 4 Emmy elections, winning the Impressive Visitor Starlet in 2018.

It stays to be seen how the showrunners resolve Bledel’s departure, or if they do it at all. Will she be exterminated, recast, or simply stop existing? We’ll discover more quickly as we wait for an official declaration from Hulu.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Remains In Production And Might Be End Of The Program

The Handmaid’s Tale is based upon well-known Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian book of the very same name. Per the main plot run-through, “The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Offred (Elizabeth Moss), one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.”

The Handmaid’s Tale likewise stars Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Maker, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford, and Sam Jaeger.

After 4 effective seasons, The Handmaid’s Tale will return this year for what might be its last season. Although, there is no verification of that. Developer Bruce Miller has actually signed a total handle Hulu and is included with the spinoff series The Testimonies, likewise based upon Atwood’s book. Miller has actually validated that he has an ending in mind, however the characters keep getting a growing number of intriguing, so it’s taking a while to reach there. Nevertheless, Miller understands he can’t extend the program for too long, as he informed THR.

“I don’t want to stretch it out. But there were things we all wanted to do in season four, and we couldn’t get one tenth of them done. You don’t want to jump over all this interesting stuff.”

The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 doesn’t have a release date yet, however it’s in production presently and might debut later on this year.