The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 trailer sees Elisabeth Moss face off against Yvonne Strahovski

The new trailer for season five of the Handmaid’s Tale dropped on Wednesday, and it looks to be a busy one for Elisabeth Moss’ character June Osbourne.

Moss, 40, faces off against Yvonne Strahovski, 40, (who plays Serena) after killing her husband, Commander Frederick R. Waterford (played by Joseph Fiennes, 52) at the end of season four.

The widowed and pregnant Serena weaponizes her grief to raise her public status in Toronto all the while Gilead’s influence slowly makes its way into Canada, as June continues her battle against the totalitarian patriarchal theocracy.

Intense: The new trailer for season five of the Handmaid's Tale sees Elisabeth Moss' character June Osbourne face off against Yvonne Strahovski (Serena) after killing her husband Fred

Intense: The new trailer for season five of the Handmaid’s Tale sees Elisabeth Moss’ character June Osbourne face off against Yvonne Strahovski (Serena) after killing her husband Fred

The trailer – just over two minutes long – begins with a shot of June thinking back on Commander Waterford as she justifies why he had to die.

‘He was a monster. The founding father of Gilead. He took away our country. He had to pay for what he did,’ she says as a flashback of Fred’s death flashes on the screen.

June is then seen sitting with her partner Luke (OT Fagbenle) as she ominously tells him, ‘I killed him, and I loved it so much.’

Monster: The trailer begins with a shot of June thinking back on Commander Waterford (played by Joseph Fiennes) as she justifies why he had to die

Monster: The trailer begins with a shot of June thinking back on Commander Waterford (played by Joseph Fiennes) as she justifies why he had to die

Tough: 'He was a monster.  The founding father of Gilead.  He took away our country.  He had to pay for what he did,' she says

Tough: ‘He was a monster. The founding father of Gilead. He took away our country. He had to pay for what he did,’ she says

Serena is then seen entering the building where Fred’s body lies underneath a white sheet, as tears fill her eyes.

The shot then jumps to Moira (Samira Wiley) yelling at Luke as she says, ‘June tore him apart!’

The next scene features a distraught June with teary eyes as she tells Luke, ‘I need her to know it was me.’

No regrets: June is then seen sitting with her partner Luke (OT Fagbenle) as she ominously tells him, 'I killed him, and I loved it so much'

No regrets: June is then seen sitting with her partner Luke (OT Fagbenle) as she ominously tells him, ‘I killed him, and I loved it so much’

Brutal: The shot then jumps to Moira (Samira Wiley) yelling at Luke as she says, 'June tore him apart!'

Brutal: The shot then jumps to Moira (Samira Wiley) yelling at Luke as she says, ‘June tore him apart!’

How: Serena is pictured discussing how June might have been able to get to Fred as she tells Nick (Max Minghella): 'There's no way that she could have gotten to Fred on her own'

How: Serena is pictured discussing how June might have been able to get to Fred as she tells Nick (Max Minghella): ‘There’s no way that she could have gotten to Fred on her own’

Mystery: In the next scene Nick walks with Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) as he tells him, 'Serena doesn't know what happened'

Mystery: In the next scene Nick walks with Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) as he tells him, ‘Serena doesn’t know what happened’

‘Do you want her to come after us?’

Serena is then pictured discussing how June might have been able to get to Fred as she tells Nick (Max Minghella): ‘There’s no way that she could have gotten to Fred on her own.’

In the next scene Nick walks with Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) as he tells him, ‘Serena doesn’t know what happened.’

It doesn’t matter what she knows. Matters what she believes,’ Lawrence replies.

Powerful: June is then heard saying, 'Serena has the world behind her' as we see an image of a young girl nuzzling Serena's baby bump.  'She is bringing it here.  Gilead,' June continues

Powerful: June is then heard saying, ‘Serena has the world behind her’ as we see an image of a young girl nuzzling Serena’s baby bump. ‘She is bringing it here. Gilead,’ June continues

Protect: The next scene shows Tuello (Sam Jaeger) telling Serena, 'My job is to protect you'

Protect: The next scene shows Tuello (Sam Jaeger) telling Serena, ‘My job is to protect you’

Scared: 'Don't you dare tell me you can protect me from her!'  Serena yells back, as an image of June and Luke flashes

Scared: ‘Don’t you dare tell me you can protect me from her!’ Serena yells back, as an image of June and Luke flashes

June is then heard saying, ‘Serena has the world behind her’ as we see an image of a young girl nuzzling Serena’s baby bump. ‘She is bringing it here. Gilead,’ June continues.

The next scene shows Tuello (Sam Jaeger) telling Serena, ‘My job is to protect you.’

‘Don’t you dare tell me you can protect me from her!’ Serena yells back, as an image of June and Luke flashes, as he replies, ‘scared can be very dangerous.’

Dangerous: Meanwhile June is seen stating, 'She will always be dangerous'

Dangerous: Meanwhile June is seen stating, ‘She will always be dangerous’

The funeral: 'I think you scared Gilead as well.  The handmaid killing her commander.  I don't think they'll be able to let that stand,' Tuello tells June, while Serena attends Fred's funeral

The funeral: ‘I think you scared Gilead as well. The handmaid killing her commander. I don’t think they’ll be able to let that stand,’ Tuello tells June, while Serena attends Fred’s funeral

Farewell: The audience is shown an image of Fred's coffin

Farewell: The audience is shown an image of Fred’s coffin

Meanwhile June is seen stating, ‘She will always be dangerous’ as we see Serena clad in a black veil at her husband’s funeral.

I think you scared Gilead as well. The handmaid killing her commander. I don’t think they’ll be able to let that stand,’ he replies.

‘June Osborne is a cancer. We have to cut her out,’ one of the Commanders is seen saying.

Fighting words: 'June Osborne is a cancer.  We have to cut her out,' one of the Commanders is heard saying in the next scene

Fighting words: ‘June Osborne is a cancer. We have to cut her out,’ one of the Commanders is heard saying in the next scene

Cuffed: We are then shown Aunt Lydia, who tells the Handmaids, 'There are consequences for disobeying God' as a woman writhes in a hospital bed that she is handcuffed to

Cuffed: We are then shown Aunt Lydia, who tells the Handmaids, ‘There are consequences for disobeying God’ as a woman writhes in a hospital bed that she is handcuffed to

We are then shown Aunt Lydia, who tells the Handmaids, ‘There are consequences for disobeying God’ as a woman writes in a hospital bed that she is handcuffed to.

The next scene features June and Luke’s first child Hannah, as Luke says, ‘Everything we want to know about Hannah, it’s right there.’

Meanwhile June seems to decide to make her way back, as she says, ‘They’re not going to be looking for somebody going back into Gilead.’

Hannah: The next scene features June and Luke's first child Hannah, as Luke says, 'Everything we want to know about Hannah, it's right there'

Hannah: The next scene features June and Luke’s first child Hannah, as Luke says, ‘Everything we want to know about Hannah, it’s right there’

Back into the line of fire: Meanwhile June seems to decide to make her way back, as she says, 'They're not going to be looking for somebody going back into Gilead'

Back into the line of fire: Meanwhile June seems to decide to make her way back, as she says, ‘They’re not going to be looking for somebody going back into Gilead’

‘I’m going,’ Luke says, as she replies, ‘I’m going with you.’

Another scene shows a disheveled June as she says, ‘I pray for our children.’

It quickly cuts to one of the Commander’s wives covering her mouth in horror.

June continues, ‘May they live a life without all of this hate. Dear God, may they do better than we did.’

She is later shown tussling with someone on board a bus while screaming

Mysterious: Another scene shows a disheveled June as she says, 'I pray for our children'

Mysterious: Another scene shows a disheveled June as she says, ‘I pray for our children’

Horror: It quickly cuts to one of the Commander's wives covering her mouth in horror

Horror: It quickly cuts to one of the Commander’s wives covering her mouth in horror

The plot thickens: June is shown tussling with someone on board a bus while screaming

The plot thickens: June is shown tussling with someone on board a bus while screaming

Based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, the show takes place in a patriarchal dystopia called Gilead founded on what used to be the United States.

Women are reduced to a status far below that of men, deprived of such basic rights as being allowed to read or use money.

‘Handmaids’ are the women forced under veils and subjected to a form of slavery in which they are repeatedly raped for the purpose of producing children.

The fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale is set to premiere on Hulu on September 14, with new episodes streaming on Wednesdays.

Coming soon!  The fifth season of The Handmaid¿s Tale is set to premiere on Hulu on September 14, with new episodes streaming on Wednesdays

Coming soon! The fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale is set to premiere on Hulu on September 14, with new episodes streaming on Wednesdays

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