Dune: the spin-off series The Sisterhood has lost its showrunner
As spin-off series Dune: The Sisterhood has just begun filming, one of the showrunners has just taken its clicks and slaps.
< p style="text-align: justify;">It seems time is constantly for early departures in the warm, sweet lap of Hollywood. While last April, Justin Lin abandoned the production of Fast XJust two weeks into filming, it was then the turn of the Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio-produced series, The Devil in the White City to suffer the simultaneous loss of its director and of its headliner, then to the filmmaker Bassam Tariq to unexpectedly quit the production of Blade. , they are still bad omens, generally reflecting many disagreements and various issues within the teams concerned. More recently, it's another highly anticipated series for HBO Max that just lost one of its figureheads.
Not sure Jessica planned the news
Thus, the serial spin-off derived from the film Dune has just lost one of its showrunners. According to an exclusive information relayed by Variety, Diane Ademu-John, who served as executive producer on the very good series The Haunting of Bly Manor, Empire or The Originals, has obviously decided to dissociate itself from the project.
Attached to the series since July 2021, Ademu-John was initially chosen to replace Jon Spaihts, one of the screenwriters of the Villeneuve feature film. The latter had actually preferred to withdraw from The Sisterhood in order to allow himself the freedom to write the sequel to the film franchise, Dune 2. This new start therefore leaves producer and television screenwriter Alison Shapker (Fringe, Altered Carbon) alone at the head of the project. No information explaining this sudden decision of the producer has been communicated at this time.
“Replace it or not?”
As a reminder, the story of The Sisterhood will take place some 10,000 years before the events of Dune, and is largely based its plot on Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's novel The Fellowship of Sisters. The latter traces the journey of the Harkonnen sisters as they established the political and religious sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit.
This adaptation may count on the presence of Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson, who will interpret the two Harkonnen sisters, as well as Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) in the role of the Empress, and Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Raised by Wolves) in that of Private Desmond Hart. Note that no release date has yet been announced.