Could there be a follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale? According to Entertainment Weekly, author Margaret Atwood may be planning a sequel to the classic novel, which was recently adapted into a Hulu TV series.
The story takes place in a dystopian society named Gilead where women are kept as property. The show stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, and O-T Fagbenle.
Apparently, there’s a hint at a book sequel in the extended audiobook of The Handmaid’s Tale. Instead of ending the novel’s epilogue on its original line, “Are there any questions?,” the audiobook goes on to say: “I hope to be able to present the results of our further Gileadian investigations to you at some future date.”
Hmmmm. Do these “further investigations” mean another book? What about a second season of the new Hulu series? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
What do you think? Have you read and/or seen The Handmaid’s Tale? Do you want a sequel?