Handmaid's Tale book sequel mistakenly sent out before release

Handmaid's Tale book sequel mistakenly sent out before release

It's not even out yet but there are already plans for a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's much-anticipated sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale", entitled "The Testaments". It's unclear whether The Testaments will be a standalone film, a series or folded into the current series.

The Testaments will hit booksellers on September 10th. Ann Dowd portrays Aunt Lydia on The Handmaid's Tale, and while it's still unknown if she'll reprise the role in whatever visual form The Testaments ends up taking, she's returning to voice the character in the new audiobook alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and Mae Whitman as the other POV characters.

Margaret Atwood first published her dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, in 1985.

"Margaret Atwood is a literary icon who continues to delight and challenge readers through her provocative and compelling prose", said Steve Stark, President of Television Production at MGM, in Deadline's article.

Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood's career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story 34 years later.

Hulu's Craig Erwich, senior vice president of originals, added: "Margaret Atwood is one of the visionary storytellers of her generation".

Word of a potential Handmaid's Tale sequel series comes just three weeks after the Season 3 finale (read recap).

The lucky few who received the book in advance took to social media to share the news - posting photos and shouting "praise be" from the rooftops.

Since then, The Handmaid's Tale has become a perennial best-seller, earned its place on the required reading list of almost every single high school across the country and been the basis for one of Hulu's best series.

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