Elisabeth Moss has blood on her hands in the latest teaser for “Handmaid’s Tale” Season 5.
In the short trailer, which you can watch above, the entirety of Gilead is after June, who is now safely in Canada, after she led a legion of Handmaid refugees to kill Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). His wife, Serena Grace (Yvonne Strahovski), is in mourning, and June makes it clear: “I want her to know it was me.”
Meanwhile Serena appears to be plotting revenge, with June ready for what comes next.
“You want to fight?” June says in a voiceover. “Let’s fight.”
Season 4 ended on a dramatic note, as June returned home after orchestrating Commander Waterford’s death and cradles her baby while still covered in blood. We also saw Waterford’s decapitated body hanging above the words “Nolite te bastardes carburondorum,” which means “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”
Here’s a logline for Season 5:
June will face consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena Joy will attempt to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada, while Commander Lawrence will work with Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke and Moira still need to fight Gilead from a distance to continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” also stars Bradley Whitford, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel and Sam Jaeger.
The series is produced by MGM Television and executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, Yahlin Chang, Rachel Skukert, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Steve Stark and Kim Todd. The series is internationally distributed by MGM.
Season 5 will stream on Hulu beginning Sept. 14.