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Dune Prequel Series Onboards Emily Watson & Shirley Henderson as Star Cast

The Dune prequel series is coming!

If you’re not familiar with the Dune series, it’s a sci-fi classic that has been adapted into multiple media—including a major movie franchise.

The original novel by Frank Herbert was published in 1965 and follows the story of Paul Atreides, a young man who becomes emperor of the desert planet Arrakis after his family is killed by the Emperor’s forces.

A TV show based on the book was released in 2000 but was cancelled after just one season. A movie version starring Kyle MacLachlan and Sting was released in 1984 and has since become one of the most iconic science fiction movies of all time.

Now, we have an announcement, the Dune prequel series ‘ Dune: The Ssiterhood’ is being developed by the production network HBO along with the forthcoming Dune part 2 feature film. There have been some incredible updates from the television series. Check out this article to know more.

Is there really a Dune Prequel Series Coming?

“Dune,” a science-fiction epic, was one of the most popular and acclaimed blockbusters to come out of the 2020s.

It received 10 Academy Award nominations for its dazzling special effects, groundbreaking cinematography and riveting acting performances by leading man Paul Atreides (played by Timothee Chalamet).

After the stunning success of its first film, Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment are looking to make Frank Herbert’s vast sci-fi universe into another big franchise – the Dune Prequel series developed by HBO called ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’. 

Dune Prequel Series Onboards Emily Watson & Shirley Henderson as Star Cast

The highly anticipated sci-fi drama series has found its first thrilling actor duos – Emily Watson & Shirley Henderson.

A report from Variety states that Watson and Henderson will play lead roles in Legendary Television’s upcoming series, set in the universe of Frank Herbert’s classic Dune novels.

Watson and Henderson will play Valya and Tula Harkonnen, respectively—distant ancestors of the decadent House Harkonnen from Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Dune: The Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit will be set 10,000 years before the events in Frank Herbert’s classic Dune and follow an order of secretive female monks whose power rivals that of even its ruling monarchy.

The show will focus on this mysterious group—which includes Paul Atreides’s mother, Jessica—as it plays a key role in shaping humanity’s future.

What will be Dune: The Sisterhood be about?

The show will follow their journey as they rise to power in an organization known as the Sisterhood; it is unclear how closely this version adheres to its namesake novel.

Glorifying the group of women from the Heretics, who are taught to use the mysterious Kaleida Gomajica vision of the past, present and future.

By training these women to identify what “must” be done in order to shape humanity’s future, the Bene Gesserit gain control over humanity’s fate.

This group of women has influenced a large portion of the Imperium’s political proceedings, achieving their goal to produce a highly intelligent male human being who will provide pre-knowledge concerning human affairs.

There have been no further updates revealed on the Dune Prequel Series. 

Parul Bhilwara
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