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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Boss on the Pressures of Perpetual Relevance

Welcome to the 183rd episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5 Trailer Shows June Attempting to Finish What She Started

When The Handmaid’s Tale returns, June will be confronting the ramifications of the coup she pulled in the season four finale.  The ending had left the fate of Elisabeth Moss’ starring character up in the air, with showrunner Bruce Miller and Moss each speaking about the intentional ambiguity and open possibilities for season five. Would June (Moss) […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Pits Elisabeth Moss Against Yvonne Strahovski for Season 5

When The Handmaid’s Tale returns, June will be gearing up for an all-too-familiar battle. The trailer for the fifth season of Hulu’s hit dystopian drama sets Elisabeth Moss’ starring character up against her living former abuser, Serena (Yvonne Strahovski). Though at times throughout the Gilead-set series, the two women have had their moments of allyship, […]

13 Hollywood Storytellers on Bringing Abortion to the Screen, Then and Now

Following the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade reversal, filmmakers and TV writers — from 'Veep' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 'Obvious Child' — discuss their onscreen portrayals and the urgency of telling more stories around reproductive rights with The Hollywood Reporter.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Elisabeth Moss to Face Consequences in Season 5

The Handmaid’s Tale has teased June’s return. On Monday, Hulu revealed two images from the fifth season of the streamer’s Emmy-winning series, which will return Sept. 14. The debut includes two installments, with the remaining episodes to drop weekly on Wednesdays. Though there are only two photos, they indicate where the next season will begin […]

Alexis Bledel Leaves Hulu’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ After Four Seasons

Season five of The Handmaid’s Tale will proceed without one of its key players. Alexis Bledel announced Friday that she’s departing the Hulu series after four seasons. Bledel won an Emmy in 2017 and earned three more nominations for playing Emily, a former handmaid turned resistance fighter. “After much thought, I felt I had to […]

Elisabeth Moss on Discussing Scientology: “I Don’t Want People to Be Distracted”

Elisabeth Moss is opening up about her relationship to Scientology in a new profile for the New Yorker, in which she explains why she doesn’t talk at length about it publicly. “I don’t want to come off as being cagey,” Moss, who grew up in the church, told profile writer Michael Schulman. “If you and […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Adds Christine Ko for Season 5 (Exclusive)

The Handmaid’s Tale is adding to its cast for season five. The Emmy-winning Hulu drama has cast Christine Ko (Dave) in a key recurring role for the coming season, which is in production in Toronto and slated to premiere later in the year. She’ll play a character named Lily, a Gilead refugee who now is […]

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Showrunner Bruce Miller Renews Disney Overall Deal

The Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller is solidifying his future with Disney. Miller has inked a new, multiple-year overall development deal with Disney-backed ABC Signature and Hulu for his White Oak Pictures banner. Sources note the rich deal is for three years. This is Miller’s second overall as a result of Emmy winner The Handmaid’s […]

Emmys 2021: Where to Stream the Nominated Series

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Regardless of which series wins the most awards, it’s the streaming services that are dominating the 2021 Emmys. Though WarnerMedia’s HBO and HBO Max together nabbed a total of 130 nominations, Netflix scored 129 nods, […]

Emmys: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Hacks’ Directors Talks Character Deaths and Wearing Multiple Hats on Set

Liz Garbus and Lucia Aniello open up about their creative processes.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Liz Garbus on Bringing Her Documentarian Eye to Season Finale

Liz Garbus, who has built her career as a documentarian tackling true crime, voter suppression and the justice system, made her first foray into directing scripted television with the season-four finale of The Handmaid’s Tale — and was subsequently recognized with an Emmy nomination, her seventh (she’s won twice before). Garbus, who this year also […]