Hulu Renews Alexis Bledel’s Drama Series “The Handmaid’s Tale” for Fifth Season

Alexis Bledel will have more tale to tell…

Hulu has renewed its flagship drama series The Handmaid’s Tale, starring the 39-year-old half-Argentinian American actress, for a fifth season.

Alexis Bledel, Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale

The news, which Bledel and her cast mates shared on social media, comes ahead of its Season 4 premiere on the streamer.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale follows the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States.

The series, produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM, stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford, and Sam Jaeger.

In season four, June (Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges. Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.

The drama was nominated for 54 Primetime Emmy Awards over its first three seasons, winning 15, including best original drama, the first drama series win from a streaming service, lead actress in a drama series for Moss and outstanding guest actress in a drama series for Bledel.

Bledel has earned two additional Emmy nods for her performance on the series.

Trailer Released for Noomi Rapace’s Thriller “Angel of Mine”

Noomi Rapacehas found a new obsession…

The trailer has been released for the 39-year-old half-Spanish actress’ latest film, the thriller Angel of Mine.

Noomi Rapace, Angel of Mine,

“You have no idea what it’s like to lose a child,” says Rapace in the trailer for the film, which centers on a grieving and unraveling mother named Lizzie (Rapace), who lost her infant daughter years earlier.

When Lizzie sees a young girl at a neighbor’s party, she starts to believe the girl is her own daughter. This as she’s about to lose custody of her son and, apparently, off her meds.

Lizzie, who we learn “was committed for almost a year,” is barely keeping it together. And now “she is stalking our family,” says the girl’s mom (Yvonne Strahovski). She’s right, and harrowing scenes of obsession, uncertainty and genuine terror ensue.

Luke Evans and Richard Roxburgh also star in the thriller directed by Kim Farrant from a script by Luke Davies and David Regal

Lionsgate opens Angel of Mine, which is based on the 2008 French film L’Empreinte de l’Angeday-and-date on August 30. 

Hulu to Premiere Season 3 of Alexis Bledel’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” in June

It looks like Alexis Bledelwill have a lot to Talecome June…

Hulu has announced plans to premiere season three of the 37-year-old half-Argentinian American actress’s series The Handmaid’s Tale on Wednesday, June 5, with three new episodes, and subsequent installments released every Wednesday. 

Alexis Bledel, Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale

“We wanted to give the show as much time as possible to maintain the quality,” Hulu SVP of Originals Craig Erwichsaid about the decision to delay Handmaid’s Season 3 premiere. He added that he has seen the first two episodes of the upcoming season, and they are “spectacular”.

The 13-episode third season of the drama series will follow June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds.

Viewers can expect to see startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead that will force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: “Blessed be the fight.”

A new teaser trailer for Season 3 debuted during Super Bowl LIII, and painted a bleak, fire-filled picture of Gilead. The trailer was similar in tone to Ronald Reagan’s jarring 1984 “It’s Morning in America” presidential campaign ad.

The Handmaid’s Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Televisionand is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller.

In addition to Bledel, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role on the show before becoming a regular cast member in season two, The Handmaid’s Tale stars Elisabeth MossJoseph FiennesYvonne StrahovskiMadeline BrewerAnn DowdO-T FagbenleMax MinghellaSamira Wiley and Bradley Whitford.

ABC to Launch Garcia Swisher’s “The Astronaut Wives Club” This June

JoAnna Garcia Swisher’s latest project is ready to blast off this summer…

ABC has scheduled The Astronaut Wives Club, starring the 35-year-old half-Cuban American actress, to premiere on Thursday, June 18, at 8:00 pm ET, leading to the two-hour season premiere of Mistresses

The Astronaut Wives Club

The long-in-the-works drama series adaptation of t Lily Koppel’s book of the same name, is being produced by ABC Studios, Fake Empire and Groundswell.

Originally picked up straight-to-series for last summer, The Astronaut Wives Club was pushed to midseason 2015 last April to undergo creative changes.

Written by Stephanie Savage, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. In its first incarnation, the series was to cover only the wives of the astronauts from the Mercury missions. Its scope was subsequently expanded to also include the Gemini and Apollo missions.

The Astronaut Wives Club stars Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom; Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter; Dominique McElligott as Louise Shepard; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepard; Bret Harrison as Gordo Cooper; Wilson Bethel as Scott Carpenter; Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton; Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom; Sam Reid as John Glenn and Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra.

The first episode was directed by Lone Scherfig.

First Teaser Trailer Released for “24: Live Another Day,” with Bratt Joining the Cast

He may not appear in the just-released first teaser trailer, but expect to see Benjamin Bratt bring extra heat to 24: Live Another Day.

During the Super Bowl, Fox unveiled the first trailer for the event series, which sees the return of Kiefer Sutherland’s beloved action hero Jack Bauer, with the 50-year-old half-Peruvian American actor joining the cast.

Benjamin Bratt

There’s still no word on what role Bratt will play, but we do know the next chapter in the 24 franchise picks up the story four years after the series finale, which left Jack Bauer as a fugitive from justice, this time in London.

Along with Bratt and Sutherland, the cast includes Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Judy Davis and Tate Donovan.

24: Live Another Day will premiere May 5.

Bratt to Star Opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Fox’s “24: Live Another Day”

Benjamin Bratt will live another day

The 50-year-old half-Peruvian American actor has joined the cast of Fox’s event series 24: Live Another Day, which sees the return of Kiefer Sutherland’s iconic character Jack Bauer and his terrorism-fighting crew to television.

Benjamin Bratt

Bratt will play Steve Harris, the head of CIA operations tracking down a now-fugitive Bauer in London.

Bratt’s ops team is now set: Yvonne Strahovski, Jordan Reed and Erik Ritter will play his fellow agents.

Bratt’s previous television credits include an Emmy-nominated turn on Law & Order and Private Practice. Most recently, he appeared in a recurring role as Sofia Vergara’s character’s ex-husband on Modern Family.

24: Live Another Day will have its two-hour premiere on May 5.

Cabrera to Guest Star on “Dexter” Next Season

Santiago Cabrera has the write stuff to guest-star on Dexter…

The 34-year-old Chilean actor has signed on for a recurring role on the upcoming seventh season of Showtime’s serial killer drama Dexter.

Cabrera is set to portray Ethan Price, an investigative writer behind true crime books about notable murder cases, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Santiago Cabrera

The news of Cabrera’s casting comes as the popular series starring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter is set to reopen some old cases thanks to the addition of Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski. She’ll play Hannah a mysterious woman the Miami Metro Police Department turns to for assistance.

Cabrera, who has starred in NBC’s Heroes and the BBC’s Merlin actor, joins a cast that features Katia Winter as a Russian stripper who works at a Miami club; Jason Gedrick, who will play the manager of the same Miami strip club; and Ray Stevenson, who has been cast as the leader of a Russian organized crime syndicate

The new season of Dexter is set to premiere on September 30 on Showtime.