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Where to watch The Handmaid’s Tale in Canada (seasons 1-5)

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Where to watch The Handmaid’s Tale

You can watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 on Prime Video Canada. The first 2 episodes – titled Morning and Ballet, respectively – premiered on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022. Here’s where you can watch all of the seasons of the The Handmaid’s Tale in Canada:

Streaming serviceThe Handmaid’s Tale seasonCost
Amazon Prime Video LogoPrime VideoSeason 1-5
Crave LogoCraveSeasons 1-5
  • Crave Mobile (1 stream at a time): $9.99/month
  • Crave Total (4 streams at a time): $19.99/month
Apple TV+ LogoApple TV+Seasons 1-5
  • Rent: $3.49/episode
  • Buy: $9.99-$39.99/season
Google Play LogoGoogle PlaySeasons 1-4
  • Buy it for $21.99 -$32.99/season
Microsoft Store LogoMicrosoft StoreSeasons 1-4
  • Buy it for $21.99 -$31.99/season

Is The Handmaid’s Tale show based on a book?

Yes, the show is based on a novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. Novelist, poet, inventor and all-round marvel Margaret Atwood is no stranger to the realm of film and TV, having seen her novels The Robber Bride, Payback and Surfacing all make the jump from paper to the big and small screens. In 2017, Atwood added a third screen to that list, when her 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale was adapted into a 10-part online series thanks to American streaming service Hulu.

In 2018, a second season was released that further explores the grim dystopia past the source material's original ending. A third season was released in the summer of 2019, and a fourth season released in the Spring of 2021. Season 5 is the first season of a The Handmaid's Tale to be released in the fall.

What is The Handmaid's Tale about?

Starring Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story) and Alexis Bledel (seasons 1-4, Gilmore Girls), the brutally dark series explores a near-future world where fertility rates have fallen so low women have been forced into positions of sexual slavery – "handmaids" in the insidious language of the world's totalitarian government.

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood and winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, The Handmaid's Tale is set in a dystopian future, where a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
  • Genre: Drama,Sci-Fi,Thriller
  • Maturity Rating: MA 15+ for Strong themes, Sexual violence, Sex scenes, Violence, Coarse language
  • Cast and crew: Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes

How many episodes are in The Handmaid’s Tale seasons?

Seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale tend to range from having 10 to 13 episodes in each season.

  • Season 1‬: 10 episodes
  • ‪Season 2:‬ 13 episodes
  • Season 3‬: 13 episodes
  • ‪Season 4‬: 10 episodes

The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 plot (no spoilers)

The Handmaid’s Tale picks up in season 5 where June is facing the consequences of killing Commander Waterford. She’s also trying figuring out her new purpose and identity, while she, Luke and Moira continue working towards their goal to fight Gilead and reunite with Hannah. Meanwhile, a widowed Serena is trying to establish herself in Toronto as Gilead begins to infiltrate Canada. In Commander Lawrence’s pursuit to gain power and reform Gilead, he collaborates with Nick and Aunt Lydia.

The first two episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 are entitled “Morning” and “Ballet” and were released on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 on Prime Video in Canada.

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