WarnerMedia is all in on Dune and Denis Villeneuve. Yes, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: the fact that they’re giving Villeneuve all this money and freedom with Dune when Blade Runner 2049 disappointed at the box office is astounding. That being said, I’m all for this guy giving all the creative freedom they’re giving him — and it seems to be a lot. Of course, he’s writing, producing, and directing the impending Dune film for the big screen, but that isn’t the only Dune project on the horizon.
THR is reporting that WarnerMedia is moving forward with a spin-off series called Dune: The Sisterhood, which will be a female-focused take set in the same universe. Villeneuve will direct the pilot for the show, which will be showcased on WarnerMedia’s upcoming, currently-unnamed streaming service. On board to pen the script is Jon Spaihts, who co-wrote the film with Villeneuve and is also known for movies like Passengers and Doctor Strange.
If you’re wondering just how this series will connect with the novel, the outlet had a solid description that should clear up most burning questions.
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“Herbert’s Dune novel examines a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium. Dune: The Sisterhood takes place in the same universe and explores the future through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit. Given 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 plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis — known to its inhabitants as Dune.”
Regarding the concept, Villeneuve said, “The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me. Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series.”
But don’t think a film and series are all we’ll be getting of Dune. The plan is to have a second film, which will cover half of the book. And, of course, there are over 20 books in the series total, so if these take off, there is plenty of room to expand down the line.
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