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Dune: Prophecy is an upcoming television series spin-off of the feature film Dune. The series will focus on the Bene Gesserit.


The series is set 10,000 years before the events of Dune, and is based on the novel Sisterhood of Dune. The show "follows the Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit."[1]



The series was picked up in June 2019.[10] Initially, writer Jon Spaihts was showrunner, but he later stepped down to focus on Dune: Part Two. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Legendary Television was "not happy" with Spaihts's early work as showrunner and opted to remove him.[11] Diane Ademu-John had been hired as the new showrunner by July 2021.[12] As production of Dune: Part Two progressed, Denis Villeneuve was no longer able to direct, and Johan Renck replaced him as director for the first two episodes in April 2022.[13] Shortly after the start of production on the series began, it was announced that Diane Ademu-John stepped down as co-showrunner but staying on creatively as executive producer, thus leaving Alison Schapker as sole showrunner.[14] Music composer Jónsi was hired to do the show's score. In November 2023, the series was retitled Dune: Prophecy.


The series began filming on November 22, 2022, with Johan Renck confirming this on his Instagram.[15] In February 2023, it was announced that production had been put on hiatus as Renck exited the project; Henderson also exited her role.[16] In June, Olivia Williams was cast to replace Henderson, with Jodhi May cast to replace Varma, who exited the series due to scheduling conflicts. Anna Foerster was set to direct multiple episodes of the series, including the pilot.[3] In July 2023, Deadline reported that production is set to resume in Budapest.[17]




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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Variety: 'Dune' Prequel Series at HBO Max Adds Mark Strong, Jade Anouka, Chris Mason by Joe Otterson. Dec 1, 2022.
  2. Variety: 'Dune' Prequel Series at HBO Max Casts Emily Watson, Shirley Henderson by Joe Otterson. Oct 4, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Deadline Hollywood: 'Dune: The Sisterhood': Olivia Williams & Jodhi May Join Max Series In Recastings As Anna Foerster Boards As New Director by Rosy Cordero. Jun 30, 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Deadline Hollywood: 'Dune: The Sisterhood': Sarah-Sofie Boussnina Among 5 Cast in HBO Max Series by Denise Petski. Oct 20, 2022.
  5. Variety: 'Dune' Prequel Series at HBO Max Casts Travis Fimmel by Joe Otterson. Nov 8, 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Variety: 'Dune' Prequel Series at HBO Max Adds Josh Heuston, Edward Davis by Joe Otterson. Dec 13, 2022.
  7. Variety: 'Dune: Prophecy' Casts Indian Superstar Tabu (EXCLUSIVE) (variety.com) by Joe Otterson. May 13, 2024.
  8. Variety: 'Dune: Prophecy' Casts Jessica Barden (EXCLUSIVE) (variety.com) by Joe Otterson. May 15, 2024.
  9. Deadline Hollywood: 'Dune: Prophecy' Casts 'Succession' Alum Jihae (EXCLUSIVE) (variety.com) by Joe Otterson. May 14, 2024.
  10. Hollywood Reporter: 'Dune: The Sisterhood' TV Series a Go at WarnerMedia by Lesley Goldberg. Jun 10, 2019.
  11. Hollywood Reporter: 'Dune: The Sisterhood' Showrunner to Exit HBO Max Series (Exclusive) by Lesley Goldberg. Nov 5, 2019.
  12. Variety: 'Dune' HBO Max Series Enlists Diane Ademu-John as New Showrunner (Exclusive) by Joe Otterson. Jul 22, 2021.
  13. Variety: 'Dune' Prequel Series at HBO Max Taps 'Chernobyl' Director Johan Renck to Helm First Two Episodes by Joe Otterson. Apr 27, 2022.
  14. Deadline Hollywood: 'Dune: The Sisterhood' Creator Diane Ademu-John Steps Down As Co-Showrunner Of HBO Max Series by Nellie Andreeva. Nov 23, 2022.
  15. Collider: 'Dune' Prequel Series 'The Sisterhood' Begins Filming by Christopher McPherson. Nov 22, 2022.
  16. Deadline Hollywood: 'Dune: The Sisterhood': Director Johan Renck & Star Shirley Henderson Exit HBO Max Series Amid Creative Overhaul & Production Hiatus by Rosy Cordero, Nellie Andreeva. Feb 28, 2023.
  17. Deadline Hollywood: 'Dune: The Sisterhood': Soon To Resume Production In Hungary Following Winter Hiatus, Will Continue Throughout Strikes by Matt Grobar. Jul 13, 2023.