Margaret Atwood Is Writing A 'Handmaid's Tale' Sequel
And no, it won't be connected to the TV series.
After the massive, huge success of the TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, it looks like the author of the novel the series is based on is returning to Gilead.
Margaret Atwood announced on Twitter this week that she would be writing a sequel to the novel.
Set 15 years after Offred's final scene in Handmaid's Tale (not the epilogue we assume), the sequel -- which Atwood revealed it would be called The Testaments -- is currently scheduled to be published in September next year.
Despite the huge success of the Hulu's award-winning adaptation, and the ongoing cries from Atwood's fans to return to the series, in a statement released by her publisher the author explained she had another reason to return to Gilead.
"Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book," Atwood said in the statement, "Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in."
Fans of the series will note that the TV show's second season moved away from Atwood's original text after they covered the novel's events in their first series. When they returned for a second they took creative liberties, but still followed the key characters of June Osborne, Aunt Lydia and Serena Joy Waterford.
Atwood's sequel would be "narrated by three female characters" and she confirmed it would not be connected to the TV series.
We. Can't. Wait.
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