TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that WarnerMedia is looking to help Legendary Entertainment/Television expand the Dune universe with their own streaming series titled by Dune: The Sisterhood and will be penned by Dune screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Dune director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) will also be involved and is set to direct The Sisterhood’s pilot episode.
The yet-unnamed platform has handed out a straight-to-series order for Dune: The Sisterhood, a female-focused take on Frank Herbert’s beloved novel. Denis Villeneuve, who wrote, produced and directed next year’s new take on Dune, will helm the pilot. Jon Spaihts will pen the script for the TV series, which hails from Legendary Television. Villeneuve and Spaihts will exec produce alongside Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J Anderson will co-produce. Spaihts co-wrote the screenplay alongside Villeneuve.
The series set in the same universe as the upcoming film will focus on the order of The Bene Gesserit, who are a key political/supernatural factor in the world of Dune.
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.
Villeneuve’s feature film remake of Dune is heading to theaters on November 20th, 2020.
Dune’s stacked cast consists of Timothee Chalamet as the lead character, Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and David Dastmalchian.
Other WarnerMedia projects in the works include Ansel Elgort’s thriller series Toyko Vice and the animated Gremlins series.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER