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Indira Varma joins ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’

Imperial captain (Indira Varma) in Lucasfilm’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ solely on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

With the success of ‘Dune’ final yr, director Denis Villeneuve is already at work on the follow-up movie, ‘Dune: Part Two’, which can basically adapt the opposite half of Frank Herbert’s sprawling science fiction tome.

Yet even earlier than the primary film was out, plans had been being put in place for a TV spin-off referred to as ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’, which because the title (although it’s apparently a working title) suggests, will characteristic the mysterious, mystical and highly effective group who manipulate political energy and bloodlines from behind the scenes.

The present is transferring ahead with Diane Ademu-John (a veteran of reveals corresponding to ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ and ‘Empire’) in cost. She took over for ‘Dune’ film co-writer Jon Spaihts, who had been set to supervise the present, however stepped again to deal with scripting the large display screen sequel with Villeneuve.

And she has been busy including actors to the sequence, with Emily Watson, Shirley Henderson and now ‘Game Of Thrones’/’Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Indira Varma the newest identify on the listing.

Set 10,000 years earlier than the ascension of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet within the motion pictures), the sequence will comply with the Harkonnen Sisters as they fight forces that threaten the way forward for humankind, and set up the fabled sect referred to as the Bene Gesserit (you would possibly recall that Rebecca Ferguson was a member within the film). The drama is tailored from the novel ‘Sisterhood of Dune’ by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

Siân Phillips as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in director David Lynch's 'Dune' (1984).

Siân Phillips as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in director David Lynch’s ‘Dune’ (1984).

Watson and Henderson are enjoying Valya Harkonnen and Tula Harkonnen, the formidable Harkonnen Sisters, who’ve risen to energy within the Sisterhood. Though the Harkonnens are usually villains within the tales, commitments to the Bene Gesserit are inclined to overrule home loyalties.

Varma has the function of Empress Natalya, whom Deadline has heard is “a formidable royal who united thousands of worlds in her marriage to Emperor Corrino.”

Varma subsequent stars within the upcoming Apple TV+ anthology sequence ‘Extrapolations’, which additionally options Ed Norton and Michael Gandolfini. And on the film entrance, she has a key function in ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One’, due in theaters on July 14, 2023.

As for ‘Dune: Part Two’, that film options the returning likes of Chalamet and Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem and Dave Bautista. New faces for the sequel embody Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux, Christopher Walken and Charlotte Rampling.

‘Dune: Part Two’ makes planetfall in theaters on November third, 2023, having swooped in to exchange the now-delayed ‘Blade’ from Marvel and Disney.

There isn’t any date on the books for ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ simply but, nevertheless it’ll arrive on HBO Max. Perhaps Warner Bros. and Legendary will attempt to have it prepared for simply after ‘Dune: Part Two’ is in theaters, however that may depend upon filming schedules and post-production workload.

Timothée Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune.'

Timothée Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune.’

Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two

Not Yet RatedNov third, 2023

Follow the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen whereas on a warpath of revenge in opposition to the conspirators who destroyed his household…. Read the Plot




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