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Female Focused 'Dune' Series Ordered, Denis Villeneuve to Direct Pilot

Female Focused 'Dune' Series Ordered, Denis Villeneuve to Direct Pilot

Dune: The Sisterhood, a female-focused take on the Frank Herbert novel “Dune” has been ordered by the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service!

Denis Villeneuve, who directed the upcoming film version of Dune, is directing the pilot episode, which will be written by Jon Spaihts. Production on the movie began in March with Timothee Chalamet in the lead role. It hits theaters on November 20, 2020.

Dune: The Sisterhood takes place in the same universe as the novel “Dune” and “explores the future through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit. Given 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,” according to THR.

“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,” Villeneuve said in a statement.

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