The Handmaid's Tale season 6 given huge casting boost as season 5 newcomer returns
Despite his brief appearance in season five, Dr Alan Landers has been confirmed to return to season six of The Handmaid's Tale.
The Handmaid's Tale season five trailer from Hulu
Hulu viewers have been eagerly anticipating the premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale’s sixth and final season. While bosses have remained tight-lipped about the upcoming storyline, it has been reported Jeremy Shamos will reprise his role as Dr Alan Landers.
Since November 2022, viewers have been left twiddling their thumbs after The Handmaid’s Tale season five finale came to a jaw-dropping cliffhanger.
With many concerned about June Osborne’s (played by Elisabeth Moss) fate, a certain re-casting could shed light on Gilead’s desperation.
According to Deadline, Jeremy Shamos will return to season six as Dr Alan Landers.
Fans will recall his creepy season five appearance when he had no problem implementing Gilead practices for the Wheelers in Toronto.
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During season five, the tables turned for Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) following the death of her husband, Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes).
Despite playing an instrumental role in creating Gilead she was treated as a handmaid because she was pregnant and without her husband.
As June was on the warpath for revenge, Serena was forced to live with Gilead sympathisers Ryan Wheeler (Lucas Neff) and his wife Alanis (Genevieve Angelson).
However, Serena quickly noticed she was being groomed to eventually give up her baby for the couple, as the same tactics she used on June, were being used on her.
This included the use of a specific doctor, Dr Alan Landers (Jeremy Shamos) who visited Serena to check on the unborn baby.
As she had been planning her escape she was surprised at the doctor's arrival because she assumed the appointment would be at his office.
However, there was no need as the Wheelers had an entire birthing suite.
Things then took a concerning turn after the ultrasound and examination, as Dr Alan then asked Serena out for dinner and mentioned he had received permission from the Wheelers.
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Later in the episode, Serena discussed the odd interaction with Alanis and stated she didn't want to date a gynaecologist.
After sharing that she may never re-marry Alanis became furious and shunned Serena for choosing to be a single mother.
After Serena hit back and announced she was going on a walk, Alanis protested this and ordered her to go to her room.
This was a huge turning point for Serena as she was now on the receiving end of the brutal hardship she had inflicted on her former handmaid, June.
The pair eventually reunited in the final moments of the finale with their children and were on the run from Gilead.
While fans have yet to see the fallout of their shocking reunion a lot could be said about Dr Alan’s season six return.
The gynaecologist could make a comeback to examine other pregnant women for Gilead sympathisers in Toronto.
Dr Alan could also be plotting revenge against the Wheelers for letting Serena out of their grasp after leading him into thinking he could eventually marry her.
The Handmaid’s Tale seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Hulu in the USA and on All4 in the UK.