Spaihts co-wrote the screenplay for the Dune film with Villeneuve. This film is currently in post-production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel has not been scheduled or greenlit by Legendary…yet. THR sources say Legendary made the decision to remove Spaihts from the series to the sequel.
WarnerMedia picked up the series for the new streaming service HBO Max back in June. The series takes place in the same universe as Frank Herbert‘s Dune and focuses on the Bene Gesserit sisterhood. The sisterhood are big time players in Dune politics who have a vested interest in the people in power.
Spaihts will remain on the series as executive producer with Villeneuve, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J. Anderson will co-produce. No word on casting at this time.
HBO Max is scheduled to launch in May 2020, but there is no premiere date for Dune: The Sisterhood.
Villeneuve’s Dune will debut in theaters on December 18, 2020.