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

Literature
Jessie Gaynor

September 9, 2022, 10:12am

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]

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