EXCLUSIVE: As HBO Max’s Dune: The Sisterhood (wt) strikes into manufacturing, collection creator and author Diane Ademu-John is stepping down as co-showrunner. She is going to stay creatively concerned within the prequel as govt producer however will give attention to different commitments. Veteran TV writer-producer Alison Schapker, who has served as co-showrunner with Ademu-John, will now be the only showrunner for the collection.
Schapker and Ademu-John govt produce with Johan Renck, who’s directing the premiere episode. Filming on the collection began yesterday in Budapest, Renck introduced on Instagram. (You may learn his put up beneath.)
Starring Emily Watson, Shirley Henderson and Travis Fimmel, Dune: The Sisterhood (wt), based mostly on Frank Herbert’s traditional novel, is about 10,000 years earlier than the ascension of Paul Atreides. It follows the Harkonnen Sisters, performed by Watson and Henderson, as they fight forces that threaten the way forward for humankind, and set up the fabled sect referred to as the Bene Gesserit.
Along with Watson, Henderson and Fimmel, the forged additionally consists of Indira Varma, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds and Chloe Lea.
Denis Villeneuve, who directed, co-wrote and produced the 2021 Dune movie, is govt producing with Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron and Cait Collins, together with writer Brian Herbert. Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert function govt producers for the Frank Herbert property. Creator Kevin J. Anderson serves as co-producer.
The collection is co-produced by HBO Max and Legendary Tv, the TV arm of Legendary, which is behind the present movie franchise.
Schapker has an intensive style drama TV resume. She not too long ago was govt producer on Westworld. Earlier than that, she served as govt producer and co-showrunner/showrunner on Netflix’s Altered Carbon and in addition labored on Fringe, Misplaced and Virtually Human.