Alexis Bledel leaves ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ before the start of season 5

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American actor Alexis Bledel will not return for season 5 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. “After careful consideration, I felt I had to walk away from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at that time”. Bledel, who has played Emily/Ofglen on the Hulu drama since its first season debuted in 2017, said in a statement Friday. “I’m forever grateful to Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the cast and crew for their support,” as Variety reported.

Bledel earned four Emmy nominations and a win for her role in the Bruce Miller-created TV version of Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” during her four-year tenure. Aside from “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Bledel is best known for her roles in “Gilmore Girls,” “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” as well as her roles in “The La Franchise.” Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and “Mad Men”.

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” which will air its fourth season from April to June 2021, follows June (Elisabeth Moss) as she battles Gilead as a powerful rebel commander, but the risks she takes lead to new, unforeseen obstacles. and frightening. Her desire for revenge and justice threatens to overwhelm her and damage her most important relationships. Emily, an escaped maid and refugee in Canada who was known as Ofglen when still under Gilead’s authority, was last seen in the season 4 finale of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. , where her character teams up with June and other former servants to get revenge on Gilead.

According to Variety, along with Moss and Bledel, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, OT Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford and Sam Jaeger also star in the fourth season of ‘The Handmaid’s Conte’. Miller, Warren Littlefield, Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Sheila Hockin, Kira Snyder and Yahlin Chang serve as the show’s executive producers.

MGM Television produces “The Handmaid’s Tale”, which is broadcast internationally by MGM. (ANI)

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