Casting is underway for HBO Max’s Dune: The Sisterhood. Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson are set to star in the next phase in the Dune saga. This series is based on the novel “Sisterhood of Dune” by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, according to Variety.

“Sisterhood of Dune” is a part of the 19 volume prelude by Herbert and Anderson. The series is a prequel to the “Dune” book series, written by Frank Herbert. The younger Herbert and Anderson wrote six prequel novels before finishing Herbert Sr’s original story with two more books. Herbert completed six novels before he passed away in 1986. “Sisterhood of Dune” is book one in the Schools of Dune trilogy. 

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The official logline says Dune: The Sisterhood is set 10,000 years before the current film. Watson and Henderson play sisters Valya Harkonnen and Tula Harkonnen, respectively,as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit.”  This occurs at a time when the Harkonnen sisters have risen to power within a secret organization known as the Sisterhood. 

Johan Renck will direct the premiere episode and executive produce. Diane Ademu-John serves as creator, writer, co-showrunner and executive producer. Alison Schapker serves as co-showrunner and executive producer. Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron and Cait Collins are executive producing, along with Herbert. Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serve as executive producers for the Frank Herbert estate. Anderson serves as co-producer.

A premiere date for Dune: The Sisterhood has not been announced. Geek Girl Authority will keep you updated as we hear more. 

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