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What Time Does The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Premiere?

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The full trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 was released on August 24, and fans have been patiently waiting since then. We recently wrote about the premiere coming soon but the times themselves were still not announced then. Good news though: here they are for your eyes! Here is the information needed to find out what time The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 will premiere.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Premieres Early Morning September 14, or Late Night September 13


The fifth season will begin with a debut that consists of two episodes, after which fresh episodes will be made available on Hulu every week. There are no premiere times stated online, but on the basis of the times that the previous seasons have debuted on Hulu, you may anticipate that The Handmaid’s Tale will become available on September 14 at 12 a.m. Eastern time. 

Let’s put this into bullet points so it’s easier to understand depending on where in the United States you are located.

  • Eastern time: 12 a.m. September 14
  • Central time: 11 p.m. September 13
  • Mountain time: 10 p.m. September 13
  • Pacific time: 9 p.m. September 13
  • Alaska: 8 p.m. September 13
  • Hawaii: 6 p.m. September 13

That being said, if you’re a little late by a few hours on watching the episodes, you’ll be able to watch the first two later regardless of the timezone you live in. There’s nothing wrong with a little binge-watching, either!

What Is in Store for Season 5?

Margaret E. Atwood, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale series, tweeted an article from Vanity Fair’s first look, which included the quote: “The Handmaid’s Tale: June Faces Her Reckoning in Riveting Season 5 Trailer.” 

The article reads: “The trailer promises arduous new odysseys, ever-shifting character dynamics, and a continued exploration of life in and out of Gilead as June’s rebellion blurs the borders between those two worlds. This development also enhances the tenuous alliance-slash-rivalry building between Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) and Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford).”

Miller told Variety that the new season will focus on the future of Gilead, and how Aunt Lydia and Commander Lawrence are “pushing against each other all season.” 

But Miller ominously adds: “They’re trying to find the good. It turns out there is no good.”

It’s safe to say that if we base it on previous seasons of the show, this one will most likely be filled with anger, tears, and most of all, hope for June. Regardless of the feelings we will experience this time around, we won’t be let down by the amazing cast The Handmaid’s Tale offers. Even if the series did not win any Emmys last time around, we are very hopeful for this year.

The actors were recently seen taking a selfie together at the Season 5 premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival.

What are you most excited about in this new Season of The Handmaid’s Tale? Let us know!

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