Don't worry, it will still all be based on the book.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ showrunner Bruce Miller has revealed that there may be 10 seasons of the hit show.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of season two, he says he sees a long future for the series, which is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the same name.
“I roughed it out to about 10 seasons when I was first working on it,” Miller reveals.
“I see a world beyond [the current one]. I would watch an episode about the Nuremberg trials after Gilead falls. There are lots of worlds you think of: ‘I would love that season — seasons eight, nine or 10, where everything has changed so much.'”
However, he assures fans who worry that so much content means the show will inevitably veer away from Atwood’s original novel.
“My arc is still very much the arc of the novel, which is the arc of this one woman’s experience in Gilead at this time, and her recollections that paint this picture of what it was like and what the experience of this world was like, which really is still the book,” Miller explains.
“People talk about how we’re beyond the book, but we’re not really. The book starts, then jumps 200 years with an academic discussion at the end of it, about what’s happened in those intervening 200 years.
“It’s maybe handled in an outline, but it’s still there in Margaret’s novel. We’re not going beyond the novel; we’re just covering territory she covered quickly, a bit more slowly.”
The second season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is set to hit Hulu in the US in April. A UK date is yet to be announced, but we do know Channel 4 have acquired the rights again.
Elisabeth Moss – who plays lead character, Offred – recently dedicated her Best Actress award at the Golden Globes to Canadian author, Margaret Atwood.
The show also won Best TV Series at the ceremony, which took place in Beverly Hills on January 7.