Margaret Atwood has confirmed she is writing a sequel to her hugely popular novel, The Handmaid's Tale, which inspired the TV series of the same name.
To be titled The Testaments, the new novel is due for release on 10 September 2019 by publisher Penguin Random House.
In an announcement on Twitter, Atwood cited her fans’ passion as being behind her decision.
The Handmaid’s Tale was first published in 1985. Since the TV series launched in 2017, the novel spent 88 weeks back on The New York Times bestseller list.
2019 will be a big year for Handmaid's fans. In addition to the sequel novel's arrival, season three of the series will broadcast on SBS and stream at SBS On Demand.
In preparation, you'll want to make sure you watch all 13 episodes of season two at SBS On Demand: