Dune: the Sisterhood: Even as a lot of projects are being halted by the recently initiated SAG-AFTRA strike, it is rumoured that the Sisterhood prequel series will resume filming very soon. A recent source states that Dune: The Sisterhood will resume filming in Budapest “any day now” following a planned break to allow for the country’s winter weather.
Due to the fact that both productions almost entirely comprise of Equity contract performers, with some SAG-AFTRA members in the mix, Dune: The Sisterhood joins HBO‘s Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon and Industry in continuing to film despite the strike. The rules issued by SAG-AFTRA on Thursday state that union members employed on Equity contracts are not yet required to halt production.
What we know about the upcoming Dune: The Sisterhood?
According to rumours from back in February, Henderson and Johan Renck, the director of the first two episodes, have left the live-action series. With these adjustments, it was anticipated that the series would take a break; at the time, reports suggested that the break may last up to seven months. These departures came after Diane Ademu-John, the show’s creator, quit the project just before it went into production in late November, reportedly causing significant rewrites. According to rumours, Renck’s directing approach was viewed as a “departure” from the aesthetic of Denis Villeneuve’s movies and did not fit with Max’s vision for the program.
The Witcher’s Jodhi May and The Crown’s Olivia Williams have reportedly joined the series, which is presently known by the working title Dune: The Sisterhood. Tula Harkonnen will be portrayed by Williams after Shirley Henderson left the role in February of this year. Indira Varma, who starred in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi and was slated as Empress Natalya, will be replaced by May. Varma apparently walked away from the role owing to a schedule difficulty.
Dune: The Sisterhood will be full of secrets and mysteries
According to Yahoo movies, It has been said that Dune: The Sisterhood is told through the eyes of the secretive female order known as the Bene Gesserit. The Bene Gesserit, who possess exceptional powers due to their control of the body and the intellect, deftly navigate the intrigue and feudal politics of The Imperium while pursuing their own agendas that will eventually take them to the mysterious planet Arrakis, also known as Dune.
Along with Emily Watson as Valya Harkonnen, Shalom Brune Franklin as Mikaela, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Princess Ynez, Mark Strong as Emperor Javicco Corrino, Jade Anouka as Sister Theodosia, and Chris Mason, the cast also includes Faoileann Cunningham as Sister Jen, Aoife Hinds as Sister Emeline, Chloe Lea as Lila.
Spaihts earlier claimed in an interview with The Playlist, “Oh, that is going on and I’m not permitted to talk about it very much. But that endeavour is still going strong. In the end, I was taken off of it to work on Dune: Part Two and other projects in the Dune universe that we are still discussing, but about which, once again, I’m not authorized to say much more. However, it is a tremendously rich environment to play in, and in my opinion, there are plenty of options for storytelling in all directions. I genuinely don’t know the specifics of the timetable, but they’re way down the road.