HBO Max’s “Dune” Series Sets Showrunner

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Diane Ademu-John (“The Haunting of Bly Manor,” “Empire”) has been set as writer, showrunner, and executive producer of “Dune: The Sisterhood” television series at HBO Max.

Jon Spaihts had previously been attached to run the series, but stepped down in late 2019 to focus on writing the script for the second of the “Dune” films.

The show was ordered straight-to-series at HBO Max two years ago and unfolds through the eyes of the mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit.

Serving as a prequel to the films, we follow these women who 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.

Denis Villeneuve is still attached to direct the pilot for the series and executive producers alongside Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert. Legendary Television is backing the project.

Source: Variety

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