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From Pokémon to the Handmaid’s Tale sequel, why is everything these days a reboot?

The answer lies in the way we now consume TV

By Caroline Crampton  

From a new Lion King film to Margaret Atwood’s forthcoming Handmaid’s Tale sequel, culture is awash with sequels, prequels, and reboots. What's going on? Photo: Prospect composite

Margaret Atwood has revealed that she has written a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, which will be published in September 2019. The Testaments is set 15 years after her original dystopian work from 1985, and will be narrated by three as-yet unidentified female characters. “Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book.…

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