As production progresses on the long-awaited Dune prequel series, IGN reports that the project has changed its title and is being renamed“Dune: Prophecy”instead of Dune: The Sisterhood.
Additionally, it was confirmed that HBO is considering launching the series in fall 2024, as the project was able to resume production last July despite the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. The reason for this is that the cast is mostly made up of British actors working under Equity Union contracts.
The project is set in the universe of Frank Herbert’s legendary novel and takes place 10,000 years before the rise of Paul Atreides. The series follows the Harkonnen sisters as they fight against the forces that threaten the future of humanity and establish the legendary monastic order as the Bene Gesserit Brotherhood.
The series is told from the perspective of this mysterious, orderly organization on social, political and religious levels. Equipped with extraordinary abilities, this group of women will make their way through the feudal politics of Dune and pursue their own interests, which will ultimately lead them to the mysterious planet Arrakis and the events of Denis Villeneuve’s two films.
The series stars Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Jodhi May, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds, Chloe Lea, Travis Fimmel, Mark Strong, Jade Anouka, Chris Mason, Josh Heuston and Edward Davis .
Created and developed by Diane Ademu-John and with Alison Schapker (“Westworld”,“Altered Carbon”Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, Cait Collins and the aforementioned Ademu-John and Schapker serve as showrunners, along with Brian Herbert and Byron Merritt as executive producers for this HBO Max and Legendary Television project and Kim Herbert on behalf of the estate of Frank Herbert.