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The Testaments | The Handmaid's Tale sequel reveals what happened to June [SPOILERS]

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Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale finally revealed what happened to June (Offred) after the end of the original novel. First published in 1985, The Handmaid's Tale, set in the dystopian United States that has been overtaken by a totalitarian theocracy and finds women forced to serve and have children, ended on a rather ambiguous note.

At the end of the book The Handmaid's Tale, a pregnant Offred (whose real name is June, as revealed by the TV series) is taken from the Waterfords' house to a van, never to be seen again. It's an uncertain ending for the character, as we don't know if June is safe, at even greater risk, or maybe both.

The end of the first season of The Handmaid's Tale reached that same point, but with two more seasons, the writers had to invent their own methods to continue Offred's story, although Margaret Atwood worked as a consultant producer for the first two seasons and executive co-producer in the 2019 season. Atwood has now returned to Gilead's world with The Testaments, a new novel that takes place about 15 years after the events of the first, 10 years from the current point of the series in season three.

The sequel, narrated by three familiar characters, Aunt Lydia, Daisy (the legendary baby Holly / Nichole) and Agnes (Hannah), finally reveals June's fate. She has worked for years in collaboration with Mayday, which the series has been working on before being protected at her Canadian intelligence unit. June becomes an important figure in the fight against Gilead, they try to murder her twice.

The Testaments reveals that Daisy (Holly / Nichole) returns to Gilead as an adult, but now in the name of Mayday, not yet knowing her mother. In Gilead she meets Agnes (Hannah) and the two manage to escape together to Canada, where they finally meet with June. Happy ending, which could be the ending of The Handmaid's Tale, or a spinn-off.

Hulu is producing the TV adaptation of The Testaments, Bruce Miller is leading the project. It is not yet known if the content incorporated to The Handmaid's Tale or will become a new series. To read this article in Portuguese, click here.

Reviewed by: Raquel Gomes.