The first teaser for Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale dropped Thursday and features a chilling cover of Christina Aguilera’s Fighter. The season premieres September 14 on Hulu, with new episodes every Wednesday.
In Season 5, Elizabeth Moss’ June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while attempting to redefine her identity and purpose. Serena, now widowed, tries to raise her profile in Canada as Gilead’s influence spreads to Canada. Commander Lawrence allies with Nick and Aunt Lydia as he attempts to reform Gilead and seize power. June, Luke, and Moira battle Gilead from afar while continuing to try to save Hannah.
In addition to Moss, the series also stars Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, OT Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger.
The Handmaid’s Tale is produced by MGM Television and executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, Yahlin Chang, Rachel Skukert, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, and Steve Stark Kim death. The series is distributed internationally by MGM.
Check out the teaser for the series below.
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Hulu has ordered the RapCaviar Presents series from Spotify and The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), part of Sony Pictures Television. Based on the popular Spotify playlist, the new documentaries will tackle provocative subjects through the lens of hip-hop visionaries. The series will be produced by Karam Gill, who will also be creative director; Steve Rivo, who will also serve as showrunner; Carl Chery and Liz Gateley, who oversee the show’s creative department for Spotify; and Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of IPC. Av Accius and Marcus A. Clarke serve as co-EPs. Karam Gill, Keith McQuirter, Peter J. Scalettar, Farah X and Mandon Lovett will also serve as directors. The show, which featured eight episodes in the first series, will premiere on Hulu later this year. The first few episodes star Tyler the Creator, Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Saweetie and Roddy Ricch.
Tudum will return for a second global event on September 24, Netflix has announced. The livestream conference, which debuted last year, features news and trailers for upcoming Netflix shows and movies. Four live streams will be held by the streamer: a Korean show on September 23 at 7:00 p.m. PT, an Indian show on September 23 at 10:30 p.m. PT, an American and European show at 10:00 a.m. PT, and a Japanese show at 9:00 p.m. PT. All live streams will be available on the official Netflix YouTube channel.
LiveOne and Reach TV have signed a multi-year content and distribution partnership, the companies announced. Under the terms of the agreement, LiveOne’s music, entertainment and podcast video content will be viewable on ReachTV’s network, including the airport channel. The companies will also partner to develop and produce podcasts, vodcasts, pay-per-view events, original TV shows and other new content opportunities. Additionally, LiveOne will be able to shoot content at Reach TV’s Miami studio.
Starz announced it will be the US home of Evil By Design: Exposing Peter Nygård, a three-part documentary that uncovers decades of sexual assault allegations against the international fashion mogul. “Evil By Design” shines a spotlight on the stories of abuse faced by numerous women and how Nygård’s influence silenced them for decades. The series premieres on August 12th on the Starz app, all Starz streaming and on-demand platforms, and internationally on the StarzPlay streaming platform in the UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Latin America and Brazil. On Linear, it will debut on Starz at 9pm ET/PT in the US. Evil By Design: Exposing Peter Nygård is produced by Blue Ant Studios. Sarah Sharkey Pearce serves as showrunner and executive producer. Alison Duke, Timothy Sawa, Jennifer Harkness, Laura Michalchyshyn and Sam Sniderman also serve as executive producers. Kim Creelman is a producer. The series is directed by Deborah Wainwright. Alice Dickens Koblin, Head of Unscripted Programming, and C. Brett Marottoli, Head of Program Acquisitions are overseeing Evil By Design: Exposing Peter Nygård on behalf of Starz. Blue Ant International oversees distribution in markets outside of North America. The series is based on CBC News’ investigative reporting and its podcast audio series, Evil by Design.
Debbie Allen, Wendell Pierce, Jeffrey Wright, Malik Yoba and Naturi Naughton have joined the second season of Crackle’s Inside the Black Box. Hosted by Joe Morton and Casting Director Tracey Moore, the series features talks, performances and workshops focused on the role that racing plays in entertainment. The show, produced by Chicken Soup for Soul Entertainment, had its first season earlier this year. Season 2 will begin production in New York next week.