The author of "The Handmaid's Tale" is writing a sequel!


Canadian author Margaret Atwood has confirmed that she is writing a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.

It will be called The Testaments and is set 15 years after Offred's final scene. 

On Twitter, Atwood confirmed the sequel:

Above the message is a video, which says: "Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in."

The Handmaid's Tale, which was published in 1985, is set in the near future in the fictional Republic of Gilead, a theocratic state, which has overthrown the United States government but which is beset by low birth-rates.

As a result, fertile women are enslaved and required to bear children for wealthy couples.

You can watch both seasons of The Handmaid's Tale on Lightbox.