One of many stars of The Handmaid’s Story will not be returning for Season 5. Deadline reported that Alexis Bledel, who has portrayed Emily/Ofglen, is not going to return for the following season of the Hulu collection. This marks a significant departure for the present, as Bledel has been part of the solid since The Handmaid’s Story, primarily based on the novel of the identical identify by Margaret Atwood, first dropped in 2017.
Bledel launched a press release about her exit by which she expressed her gratitude to the workforce behind the variation. She acknowledged, “After a lot thought, I felt I needed to step away from The Handmaid’s Story presently. I’m perpetually grateful to Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the solid and crew for his or her assist.” Bledel acquired excessive reward for her work on The Handmaid’s Story. Deadline famous that she acquired an Emmy nomination for the function for every of the 4 seasons by which she appeared. She received an Emmy for her work in 2017 after being nominated for Excellent Visitor Actress in a Drama Sequence.
It was reported in June 2021 that The Handmaid’s Story was renewed for Season 5. To announce the information, Hulu shared a video that includes members of the solid together with Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, and Max Minghella. On the time, Bledel was featured within the clip, which noticed the solid members talking about filming Season 5. The following season is anticipated to select up after the occasions of the explosive Season 4 finale, which aired in June 2021. In an interview with Deadline printed shortly after the Season 4 finale dropped, creator Bruce Miller spoke about how filming for Season 5 was going. Whereas he didn’t share too many particulars, he did tease that it will likely be one which followers will get pleasure from.
“It is going superbly. I imply, it is good to have the ability to take into consideration a season the place we will really perhaps be on set and do it usually,” Miller mentioned. “We’re simply beginning to type of collect our wool and collect our writers and collect up individuals to tug them again collectively. However you already know, it does mirror again on this season.” It is unclear when precisely Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Story will air. Though, it’s anticipated to premiere later this yr.