Dune TV spin-off, Dune: The Sisterhood, in development
The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune is currently in production and it's already getting a spin-off TV series for WarnerMedia's new streaming service which is due to debut later this year. The female-focused TV series Dune: The Sisterhood will likely follow the November 2020 release of the film.
According to Variety, the film's director Denis Villeneuve will serve as executive producer on the series and will direct the pilot. Jon Spaihts, who co-wrote the film with Villeneuve, will write the script for the pilot and serve as executive producer too alongside Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J. Anderson will co-produce. This comes as part of Legendary’s plans to expand the Dune franchise to a multitude of platforms.
The series will be is told through the eyes of a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit. Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis, known to its inhabitants as Dune.
Here's what Villeneuve had to say about the series.
"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.”