It should come as a surprise to no one that Hulu wants to get in on the action for producing ‘The Testaments.’ The sequel novel to Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a no brainer for the streaming service who has received nothing but rave reviews for the series to date. If anything, it is almost a surprise that MGM TV and Hulu took this long to announce that they would be officially tackling the adaptation!
The novel won’t be released until next week on September 10th, 2019, and with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ having just been picked up for a fourth season, it might be some time before we see this one go into production. However, the studios are already putting together a gameplan with current showrunner Bruce Miller as to how they can extend the series with the new book.
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According to President of Television Production at MGM Steve Stark:
“Margaret Atwood is a literary icon who continues to delight and challenge readers through her provocative and compelling prose. She has been an incredible creative partner and resource to MGM throughout the production of Handmaid’s, and we look forward to working with her on the story’s exciting next chapter.”
Senior Vice President of Originals at Hulu Craig Erwich would go on to add:
“Margaret Atwood is one of the visionary storytellers of her generation. From her award-winning poetry, short stories, and novels, Margaret has continually pushed boundaries and broken barriers to bring innovative stories to life.”
While most of Hulu’s work with Atwood revolves around ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ this will actually be their third deal with the author as they also have the rights to ‘The Heart Goes Last.’
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When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison or death.
With The Testaments, the wait is over.
Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story more than fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.