Brace yourselves for the next season, which creator Bruce Miller likened to "Sophie's Choice: The Series."

The Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale" has long left behind its source material, a 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood.

Now in its fifth season, "The Handmaid's Tale" explores ever-horrific corners of the Old Testament-inspired society that Atwood laid out in her classic novel.

June (Elisabeth Moss) begins the series as Offred, a "handmaid" for a high-ranking couple, Fred (Joseph Fiennes) and Serena Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski), the architects for Gilead.

In a world where fertility is dwindling, June is expected to bear their child.

Come Season Five, June is a revolutionary, public figure who gave voice to the injustices of Gilead by testifying in Canada.

Here's what you need to know about the future of the series, especially after that shocking finale in which June got a tiny bit of the revenge she's after.

The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 officially has a release date – and it's coming sooner than you think.

Hulu has also shared its first look at the upcoming season with the release of two stills from the latest outing of the dystopian drama

The first shows Elisabeth Moss' June Osborne seething at the camera, while the second focuses on Serena Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) in a black mourning veil.