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Last year, award-winning author Margaret Atwood announced that she was writing a sequel to her acclaimed novel The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s called The Testaments, and it’s also set in the oppressive religious community of Gilead but told from the perspectives of several characters instead of being in the head of the first book’s protagonist, June (aka Offred). The Testaments hits bookshelves next week, and today multiple reports have confirmed that Hulu and MGM, the companies behind the Emmy-winning TV version of The Handmaid’s Tale, are also developing the sequel for Hulu – though it’s still unclear whether this will be worked into the existing show, or if it will be a separate show altogether.
Time first broke the news about The Handmaid’s Tale sequel show today, and io9 received the following statement from a Hulu spokesperson when they inquired about what form The Testaments might take:
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MGM and Hulu are currently in discussions with Handmaid’s showrunner Bruce Miller about how the upcoming novel can become an important extension to the immensely popular award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Testaments has three different narrators: a young woman raised in the oppressive society of Gilead; a Canadian teen who learns she was actually born there; and Aunt Lydia, one of the villains...
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