Upon announcing her sequel to the seminal 1985 novel, Atwood revealed that she was inspired to write the book based on the questions she received from readers about Gilead - as well as the current state of affairs in real life. MGM Television and Hulu are developing The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's sequel to her best-selling dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale.
Time adds "it's unclear at this stage what form "The Testaments" will take - whether it will be folded into the existing Hulu series or developed as a separate work".
Find out what happened to Offred of THE HANDMAID'S TALE.
Atwood's latest novel, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize on Wednesday, had been shrouded in secrecy with bookshops making arrangements to store copies in a secured area until its September 10 publish date in order to avoid any leaks.
Hulu renewed the series during the back half of the third season, which ended with a controversial cliffhanger that will change the shape of the series.
Super Hit Movie 'Chhichhore' Box Office Collection Total Income & Earning Details
Dream Girl starring Ayushmann Khurrana , Nushrat Bharucha, Manjot Singh, Vijay Raaz and Annu Kapoor released last week on Friday. After opening at a whopping Rs 10.05 crore, it had shown a growth of around 63% on Saturday with collections of Rs 16.42 crore.
"The Handmaid's Tale" was recently picked up for a fourth season on Hulu.
The Testaments occurs more than 15 years after the ending of the The Handmaid's Tale novel. Hulu and MGM are in talks with showrunner Bruce Miller about how to best adapt "The Testaments", according to Time.
Moving away from the perspective of June (Offred), The Testaments will be narrated by three other women: a young woman who grew up in the totalitarian society of Gilead where women have few or no rights, a Canadian teen who was born there, and Aunt Lydia, a key character in both the Handmaid's Tale novel and series.
The Handmaid's Tale Seasons 1-3 are now streaming on Hulu.
The book will certainly give the show more to work with.