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"Dune: Prophecy" Gets Teaser and Fall Release Window

Thu 16 May 2024 | 12:54 PM
Dune: Prophecy
Dune: Prophecy
Yara Sameh

The first teaser trailer for “Dune: Prophecy,” the long-gestating prequel series at Max, has been released.

The six-episode series will debut this fall, but no official premiere date has been set at this time. 

The series was originally commissioned in 2019 under the title “Dune: The Sisterhood.” 

It is inspired by the novel “Sisterhood of Dune” written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

The official logline states, “From the expansive universe of ‘Dune,’ created by acclaimed author Frank Herbert, and 10,000 years before the ascension of Paul Atreides, ‘Dune: Prophecy’ follows two Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect that will become known as the Bene Gesserit.”

“Dune: Prophecy” stars Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel, Johdi May, Mark Strong, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Josh Heuston, Chloe Lea, Jade Anouka, Faoileann Cunningham, Edward Davis, Aoife Hinds, Chris Mason, and Shalom Brune-Franklin. 

The series has had a long road to the screen, including multiple showrunner changes and a creative reset in 2023.

Alison Schapker serves as showrunner and executive producer. Diane Ademu-John co-developed the series and serves as executive producer. 

Anna Foerster executive produced and directed multiple episodes including the first. 

Jordan Goldberg, Mark Tobey, John Cameron, Matthew King, Scott Z. Burns, and Jon Spaihts executive produce with Brian Herbert, along with Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert as executive producers for the Frank Herbert estate. Anderson serves as co-producer. 

The series is co-produced by Max and Legendary Television with Legendary also producing the film franchise.