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Atwood penning 'The Testaments,' sequel to 'Handmaid's Tale'

Atwood penning 'The Testaments,' sequel to 'Handmaid's Tale'

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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Margaret Atwood is working on a sequel to her novel The Handmaid's Tale and the book, titled The Testaments, is due out in September 2019, her publisher said. Penguin Random House announced The Testaments, set 15 years after the end of the 1985 dystopian novel, is slated for release Sept. 10, 2019. "Dear Readers: 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," Atwood said in the publisher's announcement. Penguin Random House said the new novel will be narrated by three female characters. The Handmaid's Tale serves as the basis for streaming platform Hulu's original series of the same name, which is currently in production on its third se...
Alexis Bledel to be series regular in 'Handmaiden's Tale' Season 2

Alexis Bledel to be series regular in 'Handmaiden's Tale' Season 2

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June 22 (UPI) --Alexis Bledel will be a series regular in Season 2 of popular new drama The Handmaiden's Tale.The 35-year-old actress will reprise Ofglen/Emily on the Hulu series, the show confirmed on its official Twitter page Thursday."@alexisbledel will walk with us as Emily for a second season," the series wrote. "#HandmaidensTale."Bledel's character was last seen being taken away in Season 1, Episode 5 after running over a guard. The actress told The Hollywood Reporter in April that Emily was a welcome change from her Gilmore Girls role."She's such a rich character so it's a real opportunity for me to dig in a bit deeper," she said. "It's endlessly interesting to play a character who had this former life and a family and an identity that was stripped from her.""It's great to play real...