Canadian Margaret Atwood's Sequel To "The Handmaid's Tale" Is Getting It's Own Show
The book hasn't even been released yet!
It could definitely be said that the greatest series to come out of the Hulu streaming service is The Handmaid's Tale. What also makes this show amazing is the amount of Canadian connection it has. The original novel was written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, the show films in Toronto, and Canada plays a huge role in the show's plot. If you've watched all three seasons of The Handmaid's Tale and are overly excited for the fourth, your day just got so much better. It was announced that Hulu is working to bring The Handmaid's Tale sequel to life.
The book also was written by Margaret Atwood and is called The Testaments. Time exclusively released the news saying that Hulu would be working with MGM to bring the adaptation to the platform. It hasn't been announced yet whether or not the two series will be related to each other, although showrunner Bruce Miller has been in talks with Hulu for the production.
While we're unsure whether or not The Testaments will follow closely behind The Handmaid's Tale, we do know that the novel takes place in the same world. The novel takes place fifteen years after the final events of The Handmaid's Tale.
What's wild is that The Testaments hasn't even been released yet! Atwood's sequel novel hits shelves on September 10th.
While The Handmaid's Tale is an adaptation of the novel, the series has gone beyond the material Atwood provided in the book. It'll be interesting to see how both the sequel novel and series come together!