More than 30 years after the release of The Handmaid's Tale, author Margaret Atwood has announced there's going to be a sequel.
Penguin Random House said Wednesday that the new novel is set to be published on Sept. 10, 2019. It's called The Testaments and will take place 15 years after The Handmaid's Tale left off. The story will be told by three female characters, according to the U.S. publisher.
The Handmaid's Tale, a dystopian novel set in the fictional theocratic dictatorship of Gilead, has risen again to prominence with a critically acclaimed TV series based on the book that started airing in 2017.
The action in the new book will be separate from the TV series, which is gearing up for a third season. In the second season, the action went beyond where the book left off.