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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’

The title of the new tv show based on Frank Herbert’s Dune series is Dune: The Sisterhood. It is being developed over on HBO Max and is set 10,000 years befroe the events of the movie, Dune (2021).

The showrunner is Alison Schapker, who is additionally executive producer and a writer on the upcoming series.

Here is everything we know about the upcoming Dune show so far.

What is Dune: The Sisterhood About?

First announced in 2019, this HBO Max show will follow the origins of the Bene Gesserit, a mystical order of women in the Dune series. Set 10,000 years before the events of Denis Villeneuve’s recent adaptation (with Part 2 to come), we can expect to discover the intriguing past of this spiritual order.

Not much has been revealed with regards to the plot, but it is based on the novel Sisterhood of Dune written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Here is the logline for the show for a general summary:

Set within the mystical world of Dune, created by acclaimed author Frank Herbert, and 10,000 years before the ascension of Paul Atreides, Dune: The Sisterhood follows the Harkonnen Sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit.

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’

Dune: The Sisterhood‘s Cast so Far

The cast for Dune: The Sisterhood is looking exciting so far, with the following cast members announced:

Emily Watson as Valya Harkonnen

Indira Varma as Empress Natalya

Mark Strong as Emperor Javicco Corrino

Travis Fimmel as Desmond Hart

Actors Jade Anouka (as Sister Theodosia), Chris Mason (as Keiran Atreides), Sarah-Sofie Boussnina (as Princess Ynez), Shalom Brune-Franklin (as Mikaela, a Fremen), Faoileann Cunningham (as Sister Jen), Aoife Hinds (as Sister Emeline), and Chloe Lea (as Lila) have also been announced.

Additional actors who have been cast include Josh Heuston and Edward Davis, who will play Constantine and Harrow Harkonnen, respectively.

The role of Tula Harkonnen has yet to be recast after Shirley Henderson left the project in February 2023.

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’

The Release Date for Dune: The Sisterhood

There is no release date for Dune: The Sisterhood yet, however we are excitedly listening out for when it’s finally announced!

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