Margaret Atwood to write down Handmaid’s Tale sequel impressed through up to date The United States

Elisabeth Moss with Margaret Atwood Image copyright Getty Photographs Image caption Elisabeth Moss (left) stars in the TV model of Atwood’s landmark novel

Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to her novel The Handmaid’s Tale, inspired by way of the state of the trendy international.

The landmark 1985 e-book, approximately existence under a totalitarian regime in the US, became a success TV drama in 2017.

In a message, Atwood wrote: “Dear Readers, everything you’ve ever requested me about Gilead and its internal workings is the muse for this book.

“Well, nearly everything! the opposite suggestion is the arena we’ve got been dwelling in.”

The sequel, to be titled The Testaments, will be printed on 10 September 2019.

Symbol copyright MGM/Channel 4 Image caption collection of The Handmaid’s Story have thus far been broadcast

“the instant the van door slams on Offred’s long run on the end of The Handmaid’s Story is certainly one of the most brilliantly ambiguous endings in literature. i can’t wait to search out out what’s been happening in Atwood’s Gilead – and what that would let us know approximately our own occasions.”

Atwood has now not found out whether Offred – or any of the original ebook’s characters – shall be some of the sequel’s 3 narrators.

Many lovers were suffering to include their excitement.

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