Podcasts & Books

Praise Be, Handmaid’s Tale Is Getting An Eerie Sequel

By Morgan Reardon
6th Sep 2019

While we endure the long and anxious wait for season four of The Handmaid’s Tale to hit our screens (and find out if June ever does escape that hell hole), it turns out you can get your Gilead fix sooner than you think.  

Margaret Atwood (the author of the novel that sparked the hit show) has been working away on a new novel, and not only is it about to hit shelves, it’s also being adapted to a TV series.

The Testaments, which has been described as the “thrilling conclusion” to Offred’s tale, will be available to buy on 10 September. Attwood has been super secretive about the storyline but what we do know is that the novel will pick up 15 years after the final scene of The Handmaid’s Tale, which saw Offred being bundled into a black van, unsure as to whether or not she was being saved by the Mayday resistance or driven to the wall.

The sequel will be told from the perspective of three women living in Gilead, which sadly still holds its grip on the former America but looks as though it could be starting to crumble. 

Of her new book, Atwood says: “Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.”

There are also reports that Handmaid’s showrunner Bruce Miller is currently in talks about a TV adaption, although it’s possible the new material will be absorbed into the current show. Either way, we’re just stoked to learn more about the terrifying world of Gilead, the bad ass women of the revolution and get a possible peek into the future…

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