HBO Max has made a new addition to its Dune TV spin-off The Sisterhood. Travis Fimmel (Vikings) is set to star alongside Emily Watson (Chernobyl), Shirley Henderson (See How They Run) and Indira Varma (Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi) in the series.
Based on Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Sisterhood of Dune, the series takes place 10,000 years prior to Paul Atreides, and serves as a prequel to Denis Villeneuve’s feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel.
Dune: The Sisterhood follows “the Harkonnen Sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit.”
Fimmel will play “Desmond Hart, a charismatic soldier with an enigmatic past who seeks to gain the Emperor’s trust at the expense of the Sisterhood.”
Also starring in the series are Sarah-Sofie Boussnina (The Colony), Shalom Brune-Franklin (The Tourist), Faoileann Cunningham (The Northman), Aoife Hinds (Hellraiser) and Chloe Lea (Foundation).
Dune: The Sisterhood has been created for television by Diane Ademu-John (Empire, The Haunting of Bly Manor), who serves as co-showrunner alongside Alison Schapker (Westworld). Denis Villeneuve is also on board as an executive producer alongside Johan Renck, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, Cait Collins and Brian Herbert.
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