Warner Brothers is going all in with Dune and Denis Villeneuve. The Dune film reboot director will also be directing Dune: The Sisterhood for the WarnerMedia streaming service (via Variety).
The series is set to be in the same universe as the upcoming film. According to Variety, Dune: The Sisterhood will tell the story of a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit. Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing pans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis, known to its inhabitants as Dune.
Villeneuve will direct the pilot with Jon Spaihts set to write. Spaihts and Villeneuve co-wrote the film and will serve as executive producers along with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert. Villeneuve had this to say about the project:
“The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me,” Villeneuve said. “Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series.”
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Dune hits theaters November 20th, 2020 and stars Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård and Dave Bautista.