Dune: The Sisterhood – the (promising) cast of the Dune spin-off series is finally revealed
Denis Villeneuve's Dune spinoff series, Dune: The Sisterhood has revealed the first two names for its cast.
While many spin-offs ultimately turn out to be bad ideas, there are some that clearly pique our interest and Dune: The Sisterhood is one of them. With his Dune, released in 2021, Denis Villeneuve managed to ward off the curse that hovered around the adaptations of the masterful work of Frank Herbert. Despite the pandemic, Villeneuve's film collected $400 million at the global box office, a very honorable score.
While Dune 2 seems already well advanced, another project is taking shape, that of Dune: The Sisterhood. If it was thought that Villeneuve would be at the helm of this spin-off series produced by Legendary Pictures, the prequel was finally entrusted to Diane Ademu-John, who worked as a screenwriter on several series such as The Haunting of Bly Manor , Empire or even Medium. Set 10,000 years before the events of the first film, Dune: The Sisterhood will tell the story of the Bene Gesserit Order.
Introduced in the film through the characters of Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) and her superior, Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam (Charlotte Rampling), this group remains very mysterious. The series therefore aims to show the creation of this political and religious sorority.
After several months without news, Variety has announced that actresses Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson will play sisters Valya and Tula Harkonnen. Spotted in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves, a first film appearance that earned her an Oscar nomination in 1997, Emily Watson has starred in many works such as Punch-Drunk Love or War Horse. Recently, we could see her in the HBO series Chernobyl directed by Johan Renck, who will also direct several episodes of Dune: The Sisterhood
Especially known for her role as Mimi Whining in the saga Harry Potter, Shirley Henderson has a truly remarkable career. After playing in Trainspotting, the actress plays Jude in the Bridget Jones saga but also plays for Sofia Coppola in Marie-Antoinette and for Bong Joon-ho in Okja. The two actresses have already shot together in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina.
Dune: The Sisterhood will arrive in the United States on HBO Max at a date yet unknown. We do not yet know where the series will be broadcast in France.