Hulu recently brought to life the story of the dystopian near future depicted in Margaret Atwood’s classic novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Hearts broke, beat faster, and soared at different moments as we followed the story of Offred who was forced to become a concubine for the Waterford family in the fictional country of Gilead.
The series, starring Elizabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, and Ann Dowd, proved so popular (winning multiple Emmys and Golden Globes) that a second season was broadcast.
The sophomore installment offered new territory for the writers — and book readers — as the first season had covered the entirety of Atwood’s novel.
But now, 33 years after readers where first introduced to Gilead, the Canadian author has decided to release a sequel based on their questions, due to the “world we’ve been living in”.
Yes indeed to those who asked: I’m writing a sequel to The #HandmaidsTale. #TheTestaments is set 15 years after Offred’s final scene and is narrated by three female characters. It will be published in Sept 2019. More details: https://t.co/e1umh5FwpX pic.twitter.com/pePp0zpuif
— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) November 28, 2018
Set 15 years after Offred’s final scene, The Testaments will be narrated by 3 female characters.
It is expected to be released in September 2019.