Dune: The Sisterhood Taps New Cast Members Following Massive Creative Changes

Credit: Warner Bros.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Aside from the upcoming sequel, the Dune franchise is expanding with a prequel TV series titled Dune: The Sisterhood that will be set thousands of years before the events of the first film and air on Max.

However, months ago, the series suffered a major production setback as they halted the filming of the pilot following the exit of several key creatives such as the director, and the decision to make changes to their creative direction.

Now, it sounds like the project is now back on track as they have recruited new cast members and a director to spearhead the new version.

Major Casting and Director Update on Dune: The Sisterhood

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Deadline has reported that Olivia Williams and Jodhi May are joining the cast of Dune: The Sisterhood following the recasting of two major roles as a result of their massive creative changes.

Williams is set to play Tula Harkonnen, a role that Shirley Henderson was supposed to play prior to her exit. May will be playing Natalya. She replaces Indira Varma, who has left the project due to scheduling conflicts.

In addition, Lou director Anna Foerster is set to helm multiple episodes of the series including the pilot. She replaces Johan Renck, who was originally going to direct the first two episodes prior to his exit.

The series, which will be based on Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and set 10,000 years before the first film, follows the Harkonnen Sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit.

Alison Schapker will serve as the showrunner of the series and executive produce alongside Diane Ademu-John (the original creator), Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, Mark Tobey, and Jordan Goldberg.

This is a promising update for fans who have been looking forward to the series, especially since the production setback that they had months ago set some concerns regarding whether the project will still happen at all.

Hopefully, this new version of the series will be the one that will finally move it forward and we should be hearing more news and updates about this in the coming weeks and months.

Also Read: New Dune: Part Two Trailer Teases Epic Battle Against the Harkonnens

For now, you can catch Dune: Part Two which is slated for release in theaters this November 3. You can check more details about it here.

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