HBO Max’s Dune: The Sisterhood Prequel begins production

Emmy-winning Chernobyl director Johan Renck took over Instagram to confirm that the production on HBO Max’s upcoming Dune prequel series Dune: The Sisterhood has officially begun. The Swedish filmmaker, who also serves as an executive producer, is expected to direct the first two episodes of the long-awaited project.

RELATED: The Penguin: Cristin Milioti to Lead Batman Spin-Off with Colin Farrell

Seen 10,000 years before the ascension of Paul Atreides, Dune: The Sisterhood will follow the Harkonnen sisters as they battle forces that threaten the future of humanity and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit. Emily Watson will play Valya Harkonnen, while Shirley Henderson will portray Tula Harkonnen. Joining them are Indira Varma, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoilann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds, Chloe Lea and Travis Fimmel.

The project comes from Legendary Television. It was created, written and executive produced by Diane Ademu-John, who also serves as co-showrunner alongside Alison Schapker. Executive producers are Schapker, Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron and Cait Collins, along with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert on behalf of the Frank Herbert estate.

RELATED: Dune: Part Two Gets Official Synopsis When Filming Begins

Dune: The Sisterhood will take place in the universe of Frank Herbert’s epic Dune novel series and takes place 10,000 years before the events of the original Dune Order. The series is told through the eyes of a mysterious line of women known as the Bene Gesserit. Armed with extraordinary abilities, this group of women weave their way through feudal politics Dunepursue their own plans that ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet of Arrakis, and the events of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie.

Related Posts