HBO Max’s Dune Series Is Happening, And Its First Stars Include A Harry Potter Vet

Shirley Henderson in Stan & Ollie and Emily Watson in Chernobyl

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2021 was an excellent year for Dune followers, as Denis Villeneuve’s movie adjustment of the very first fifty percent of Frank Herbert’s traditional sci-fi story was lastly launched in movie theaters and also to HBO Max subscribers. After scoring critical acclaim and also doing sturdily at package workplace, Warner Bros. Pictures and also Legendary provided Villeneuve the thumbs-up to adapt the second half of the original novel with Dune: Part Two. Additionally, this handle the Dune folklore has Dune: The Sisterhood coming up, and also the very first celebrities for the HBO Max reveal have actually been revealed, among whom is an acquainted face to Harry Potter followers.

Emily Watson and also Shirley Henderson have actually been cast as the leads of Dune: The Sisterhood, which is established 10,000 years prior to the occasions of Dune and also is based upon the unique Sisterhood of Dune, which was created by Brian Herbert (Frank Herbert’s child) and also Kevin J. Anderson. Per the main longline given to Variety, the program “follows the Harkonnen Sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit.” Watson will certainly play Valya Harkonnen and also Henderson will certainly play Tula Harkonnen, with both of them being collectively called having “risen to power in the Sisterhood, a secret organization of women who will go on to become the Bene Gesserit.”

Harry Potter followers will certainly acknowledge Shirley Henderson for playing Moaning Myrtle in the The Chamber of Secrets and also The Goblet of Fire, and also her various other remarkable credit ratings consist of Trainspotting, the Bridget Jones motion pictures, Anna Karenina, See How They Run and also articulating Babu Erik in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Turning to Emily Watson, she’s popular for motion pictures like Gosford Park, War Horse, The Theory of Everything and also Kingsman: The Golden Circle, in addition to television programs like Genius (the very first period) and also Chernobyl. Through Henderson’s Tula and also Watson’s Valya, Now these 2 starlets are reaching leave their mark on the Dune franchise business via Dune: The Sisterhood, though it stays to be seen when the program will certainly premiere.

For those not familiar with Dune or require a refresher course, the Bene Gesserit are an order of ladies that experience severe physical and also psychological conditioning to get powers that appear like magic to outsiders. The order’s supreme objective is to press mankind in the direction of knowledge, and also while they might act as though they’re dedicated to particular teams or people, it’s all component of determined strategies to establish their very own schedules. In the Dune film, Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica and also Charlotte Rampling’s Reverend Mother Mohiam were both most famous Bene Gesserit participants revealed, so if you’re interested in just how this order happened, you’ll intend to comply with in addition to Valya and also Tula’s trip in Dune: The Sisterhood. Unfortunately, we understand their family members is predestined for darkness, as seen by the activities of Stellan Skarsgård’s Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Dune centuries later on.

Dune: The Sisterhood creator Diane Ademu-John is executive producing and also co-showrunning the job with Alison Schapker. Johan Renck, that collaborated with Emily Watson on Chernobyl, is routing the very first episode, and also Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, Cait Collins, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and also Kim Herbert are all executive making. With Dune: The Sisterhood’s 2 leads being cast, with any luck that implies there’s a manufacturing beginning day in mind.

Keep inspecting back with CinemaBlend for even more updates on just how Dune: The Sisterhood is coming. Dune: Part Two is slotted amongst the 2023 movie releases for November 17, 2023.

Adam Holmes


Adam HolmesSenior Content Producer

Connoisseur of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, John Wick, MonsterVerse and also Doctor Who tradition. He’s conscious he appears like Harry Potter and also Clark Kent.



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