The Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale is set to end after its sixth season (the fifth is set to debut on September 14), but fear not, strong-stomached fans of the Gilead universe: an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 2019 follow-up to her dystopian classic, The Testaments, is in the works as a separate series.
The second series was initially announced in 2019 alongside the book’s publication.
The Testaments takes place 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale , and is narrated by Aunt Lydia as well as two young women, one living in Gilead as the adopted daughter of a Commander, and one in Canada. Significantly, Atwood wrote the book with input from Bruce Miller, the showrunner of both The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments.
Certainly a streamlined version of the usual novel-to-limited-prestige-series pipeline!
[via The Hollywood Reporter]