Dune: The Sisterhood series in works at WarnerMedia; Denis Villeneuve to direct
The director is also helming the Dune film, based on Frank Herbert's beloved novel of the same name
WarnerMedia's streaming service is collaborating with Denis Villeneuve to produce the science fiction show Dune: The Sisterhood, based on Frank Herbert's beloved novel of the same name. To be produced by Legendary, which is incidentally also producing the upcoming Dune film reboot that Villeneuve is directing, the TV series will have Jon Spaihts penning the script.
A female-focused novel, Dune: The Sisterhood examines a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium.
The TV series will take place in the same universe as the film and explore the future through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit. The latter expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the planet Arrakis, which is better known as Dune.
Speaking about the project, Villeneuve said, "The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me. Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series."
This is the third adaptation of novels from the Dune saga for TV, following a three-part miniseries that aired in 2000 and the 2003 follow up, Children of Dune.