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First look at Handmaids Tale season 5: Elisabeth Moss and Yvonne Strahovski tease aftermath of shocking death

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: "The Handsmaid's Tale"
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Commander Frederick R. Waterford (played by Joseph Fiennes) met his demise in season 4 at the hands of Elisabeth Moss', 39, character June Osbourne in season four. And now the first images from the aftermath of that shocking event have been revealed.

The 39-year-old actress and castmate Yvonne Strahovski, 39, were seen in first-look images released by Hulu for the upcoming fifth season of The Handmaid's Tale. An angry close-up of June's face could be seen after she had orchestrated the death of the commander who repeatedly raped her throughout the series in the new snap

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 beneath that of men, deprived of such basic rights as being permitted 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.

Meanwhile, the other image featured Yvonne's character Serena - who is Commander Waterford's wife - as she doesn't seem too upset as she could be seen smiling behind a black funeral veil