The Gilead Expanded Universe will continue with the Hulu adaptation of The Testaments.
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]