Simon & Schuster publishing has announced today that author Lauren Weisberger is working on a sequel to her 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada. As you may know, Devil was adapted very successfully to the big screen in 2006. Next April, 10 years after the original novel was released, Weisberger will release Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns. To this happy news, I say WOOT!!!
EW has learned exclusively that author Lauren Weisberger is working on Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, a sequel to her debut novel The Devil Wears Prada. Simon & Schuster will be publishing the follow-up in April 2013 — 10 years after the release of the original.
In 2003, The Devil Wears Prada reached the top of the best-seller lists and went on to inspire the hit 2006 film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The novel — a roman à clef partly based on Weisberger’s own experience as second assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour — told the story of Andrea “Andy” Sachs, an aspiring journalist dealing with the increasingly unreasonable demands of her fashion editrix boss Miranda Priestly. Revenge Wears Prada picks up eight years after Andy parted ways with Miranda on bad terms. Andy is now editing The Plunge, the hottest bridal magazine around, alongside Emily, her one-time Runway nemesis turned current BFF. While Andy is planning her own wedding to Max, a handsome media scion, she remains haunted by her impeccably heeled former boss — and the magazine world being as small as it is, it’s only a matter of time before she hears the dreaded syllables “Ahn-dre-ah!” again.
Honestly, I am really encouraged by this news. I would’ve been worried if a Devil Wears Prada sequel was being made for the screen only. The fact that original author is penning another book means that the story will, very likely, be worth reading. Undoubtedly a film will be made on this sequel book. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if deals are being worked out right now to bring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway back for Revenge Wears Prada. Now, let’s see if Weisberger can write another entertaining book. Any Devil Wears Prada fans out there? Are you excited by this news?