The Dune Spinoff Show Gets a Huge Update

The Dune Spinoff Show Gets a Huge Update

Dune: brotherhood filming is finally underway.

A prequel epic series Dunes saga, which returned to the big screens last year with an Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve and an all-star cast, this HBO Max TV show hops back in time to when the legendary Bene Gesserit was just the seed of an idea.

Director Johan Renck (Chernobyl) announced production was underway on Instagram yesterday (November 22).

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“That day we start filming Dune: brotherhood for HBO Max. Through machinations that take place millennia before the history you all know, we descend into the clan that will one day be called the Bene Gesserit,” he captioned a photo from the original novel by author Frank Herbert. .

“Say it with me, ‘I don’t have to be afraid. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings complete obliteration.'”

This particular quote will be familiar to those who have read Herbert’s seminal story or seen the first part of Villeneuve’s split adaptation, Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides speaking it alongside Rebecca Ferguson’s Jessica at a key moment. of the movie.

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In The Sisterhood, Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson play Harkonnen siblings Valya and Tula, while Indira Varma is on board as Empress Natalya, and Travis Fimmel has joined the cast as the enigmatic soldier Desmond Hart.

The show runs simultaneously alongside Villeneuve Dune: part twowhich welcomes series newcomers Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, Austin Butler and Léa Seydoux to the sand planet Arrakis next year.

Praising returning star Zendaya’s performance as Chani in the film, Chalamet shared last week, “She brings exactly what she brought to the first – which was amazing – but in greater abundance.

“And she truly became a sister. I’m so grateful to count her as a partner, sister and friend.”

Dune: brotherhood will air on HBO Max, while Dune: part two is slated for a theatrical release on November 3, 2023.

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