‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel coming in 2019, author says
In the surest sign yet that we are living in the age of reboots, revivals and sequels, Margaret Atwood said a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” her prescient 1985 novel, is in the works.
Titled “The Testaments,” the new novel is set 15 years after the protagonist’s final scene in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and is narrated by three female characters. Atwood revealed the news in a tweet Wednesday morning and said the book is set to be published next September.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” and its dystopian tale of life in Gilead, a patriarchal society overseen by fundamentalist zealots with a singular obsession with women’s reproductive rights has seen renewed cultural significance in recent days, thanks in part to the high-profile Hulu adaptation.