The Handmaid's Tale creators working on a sequel series set in the same world

goss 05/09/2019

Later on this week author Margaret Atwood is releasing a sequel to her original Handmaid's Tale novel.

'The Testaments' is set 15 years after the original book and will focus on a new set of characters. For fans of the TV show who haven't read the books, season 1 of the show follows the story of the original book with the following seasons being made up exclusively for the show.

Now the creators of the Hulu TV show have revealed their plans to adapt Atwood's sequel for screen.

"Hulu and MGM will develop Margaret Atwood’s new novel The Testaments for the screen... Bruce Miller, showrunner for the Emmy-winning television adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, is involved in discussions about how to best approach the new material." Time magazine says.

"It’s unclear at this stage what form The Testaments will take — whether it will be folded into the existing Hulu series or developed as a separate work."

In the same interview with Time, Atwood shared her thoughts on where the TV show is heading. "They can’t keep Offred in Gilead for many more seasons, or a certain amount of wheel-spinning will be going on. They have to move her along — and I’ve given them lots of ways of how that would happen."

We'll have to wait and see how the story develops in the show's future seasons. Margaret Atwood's book 'The Testaments' is out next week.

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