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    We’re getting DUNE film in 2020 and now this. I love that they will be exploring the Bene Gesserit mythology from the novel. I hope Villeneuve could bring the 2020 film crew even just for the pilot and is something close to Jodorowsky’s psychedelic vision rather than Lynch’s.

    Here’s the article from Variety:

    WarnerMedia’s streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to the sci-fi project “Dune: The Sisterhood.”

    The series hails from Legendary Television, with Legendary also producing the upcoming “Dune” film reboot from director Denis Villeneuve. Warner Bros. is distributing the film.

    Set in the universe of Frank Herbert’s epic “Dune” novel series, “Dune: The Sisterhood” 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.

    Villeneuve will direct the pilot with Jon Spaihts set to write. Spaihts and Villeneuve also co-wrote the screenplay for the film reboot along with Eric Roth. Villeneuve and Spaihts will executive produce with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J. Anderson will co-produce. News of the series is in keeping with Legendary’s plans to expand the “Dune” franchise to a multitude of platforms.

    “The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me,” Villeneuve said. “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 not the first time “Dune” has been adapted for television. There was previously a three-part Syfy miniseries that aired in 2000, followed by the 2003 followup “Children of Dune.” The “Dune” film reboot is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 20, 2020. Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dave Bautista are among those attached to star. The book had previously been adapted into a 1984 film written and directed by David Lynch.

    Herbert published “Dune” in 1965, with the novel going on to be recognized as one of the most important sci-fi novels of all time. Herbert ultimately wrote five sequels, while his son Brian and Anderson went on to write multiple new entries in the series.

    “Dune: The Sisterhood” marks the third official series order for WarnerMedia’s streaming platform, along with “Tokyo Vice” starring Ansel Elgort and “Love Life” starring Anna Kendrick with Paul Feig executive producing. As Variety exclusively reported last week, Elizabeth Banks is currently developing a series version of the podcast “Over My Dead Body” for the service, while a “Gremlins” animated series is also in the works.

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    WarmerMedia Streaming Service has ordered straight-to-series with Villeneuve directing the first episode.

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    Interested to see who they cast in this, and whether any of the film cast will also be involved in the series.

    FYC: Carice van Houten, ‘Instinct’, Best Actress

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    Interested to see who they cast in this, and whether any of the film cast will also be involved in the series.

    That’s one of the first things I thought of as well. Given that the series is just in the early parts of pre-production, I guess they’ll get the film cast for the people of Bene Gesserit so we may have Rebecca Ferguson in this. But that may limit the series so I’m fine if they will get a different set of cast that could truly explore the characters to their full potential without having the pressure to be tied with the film’s arc. We’ll see. I just hope it’s more inclined to Jodorowsky’s vision.

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