The Sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Coming to Your TV

If you feel like you just can’t get enough of watching The Handmaid’s Tale, you’re in luck: More installments are coming to your TV screen, as Hulu and MGM have just acquired rights to the story’s forthcoming sequel.

Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale book by Margaret Atwood are already looking forward to this next act: The original novel’s sequel, The Testaments, was announced last year and is set to hit shelves on September 10. No word on when the sequel’s televised adaption will begin streaming — we imagine it’ll take some time — but discussions between MGM, Hulu and The Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller are already underway, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What remains unclear is how closely the televised sequel will follow the novel’s plot. As fans of both the book and the TV series know, Hulu’s adaption has already expanded upon Atwood’s work: While the series’ first season followed the novel’s progression, the second and third season took the story beyond what Atwood laid out in her book. The novel’s sequel will reportedly take place 15 years after the original novel’s ending and will not follow the plot set out by Hulu’s adaption. The good news? Fans of both the novel and televised adaption may just be able to enjoyed two separate takes on the dystopian storyline.

Keep in mind that The Handmaid’s Tale was renewed for a fourth season earlier this summer — so between the upcoming new season and the sequel’s televised adaption, fans have a lot to forward to thanks to Hulu.

Comments