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‘Dune’ Prequel Series ‘The Sisterhood’ Begins Filming

Dune: The Sisterhood, the live-action prequel series to Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster film, Dune, has been assembling quite the eye-catching cast over the past few weeks and months, and now that they’ve settled who’s playing who, filming can begin. Johan Renck, Emmy-winning director, who will helm the first two episodes of the series, took to Instagram to unveil the crowd-pleasing news that The Sisterhood began filming on November 22. “Through machinations taking place millenia before the story you all know, we descend into the coven that one day shall be named the Bene Gesserit,” said the caption Renck attached to the image of the original novel, written by Frank Herbert. The show is reportedly set 10,000 years before the events of Dune, and will focus on the Harkonnen sisters as they battle the forces while threaten humanity and the origins of the Bene Gesserit.Dune: The Sisterhood will star Emily Watson, Shirley Henderson, Indira Varma, Travis Fimmel, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds, and Chloe Lea. Diane Ademu-John serves as creator, writer, co-showrunner and executive producer. Alison Schapker is co-showrunner and executive producer. The series will be written by returning franchise writer Jon Spaihts, with Diane Ademu-John as showrunner.

Dune: The Sisterhood has been described as a show set from the perspective of the Bene Gesserit, a mysterious order of powerful women who are given extraordinary supernatural abilities via the conquering of both their minds and bodies. The Bene Gesserit make their way between the warring factions, political underhandedness and intrigue of The Imperium while simultaneously pursuing their own goals which will ultimately bring them to the planet of Arrakis, better known to its inhabitants – and audiences – as Dune.Dune: The Sisterhood has been described as a show set from the perspective of the Bene Gesserit, a mysterious order of powerful women who are given extraordinary supernatural abilities via the conquering of both their minds and bodies. The Bene Gesserit make their way between the warring factions, political underhandedness and intrigue of The Imperium while simultaneously pursuing their own goals which will ultimately bring them to the planet of Arrakis, better known to its inhabitants – and audiences – as Dune.

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