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Margaret Atwood Writing Handmaid's Tale Sequel, The Testament



June / Offred (Elisabeth Moss) in the season two finale of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
Photo: George Kraychyk (Hulu)

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale will not be the only property expanding Margaret Atwood's dystopian world. The author has announced that she's finally writing a sequel to her iconic novel, called The Testaments and says it's partly inspired by everything going on in our society today.

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Set 15 years after Offred's final scene in The Handmaid's Tale the sequel will be told from the point-of-view of three female characters. She has not been revealed in any of these are Offred, or connected to Offred, or what roles they play in Gilead. But i'd hazard a guess that at least one of them will be a wife, given the hulu series has done an amazing job with Serena Joy's character. It's also an interesting story about the Hulu series, or diverges from it.

In a statement, Atwood said she was inspired by all The questions people have been asked about The Handmaid's Tale since it's released in 1985. That and the current track our society seems to be going for the past several years. Atwood has been criticized as saying "pre-Gilead symptoms."

"Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner Workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! Atwood said.

While this is exciting news, it is not exactly a surprise. Last year, Atwood released an audiobook version of The Handmaid's Tale that included a special extended version of the future epilogue, where the professor is answering questions from the symposium on his research and theories. Gileadian Investigations at some future date. "I took that to the end of the epilogue," The Professor told the crowd. Turns out, there what. Praise be.


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