The fact that ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is about to end its season 6 does not mean that there are no plans to somehow continue the dystopia created by Margaret Atwood. In 2019 it was announced that Hulu was interested in adapting the sequel to the novel, ‘The Testaments’ and said adaptation is going from strength to strength.
So it’s time to review everything we know about ‘The Testaments’the sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
If we base ourselves on the homonymous book, published in Spain as ‘Los testamentos’, We will jump in time 15 years after the events of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Relatively speaking because the original book ends well before where the life of June and company is now.
Regarding setting, we are in a Gilead playoff luck. It is not that it has ceased to be a completely totalitarian nation, but it is slightly more open (something that is beginning to be discussed in the current series) and with clear signs of wear. Margaret Atwood comments on her intention with the new novel:
“A question about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ that kept coming up was: How did Gilead fall? ‘The Testaments’ was written in response to that question. Totalitarianisms can crumble from within, when they fail to deliver on the promises they make.” brought him to power; or they can be attacked from without; or both. There are no sure formulas, since very little in history is inevitable.”
This counts to through the intertwined story of three women. one is the same Aunt Lydia, in the Ardua house, from where he directs the Pearls program: young girls who travel on a mission abroad proclaiming the goodness of Gilead and, incidentally, serving as a spy. Lydia also stays up late leaking information to Mayday.
Another is that of Agnes (yes, the daughter of June and Luke) whose narration recounts what it’s like growing up as a girl in Gilead and how she decided to stop preparing to be a good wife and decides to enter the Ardua house. Finally we have the story of Daisya young Canadian woman who, after a serious attack, discovers that her whole life has revolved around a lie.
At the moment, the only member of the Confirmed repeat cast is Ann Dowd like Aunt Lydia. Yes, it may be that some other familiar face from the Gileadian lore appears, but it is unlikely that we will see other members of the cast of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
for now, There are no dates for the filming of ‘The Testaments’. We do know that the schedule will depend on the production of the final season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and the fact that Bruce Miller has ceased to be showrunner of the mother series to focus on this sequel indicates that the project has become a priority.
the release date
To this day we do not know the premiere date of the series. In the United States it is original from Hulu and here it is hoped that we will see it on HBO Maxjust like the mother series.
We don’t have a trailer or images of ‘The Testaments’.
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