According to Deadline, Legendary Television's Dune: The Sisterhood will exist alongside the upcoming film adaptation of Frank Herbert's legendary sci-fi novel from director Denis Villeneuve. The series will examine the Bene Gesserit sisterhood. Villeneuve is set to direct The Sisterhood's pilot episode. Screenwriter Jon Spaihts, who co-wrote the film adaptation alongside Villeneuve and Eric wroth, will pen the series.
"The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me," said Villeneuve. "Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series."
In the novels, the Bene Gesserit are a secretive order of women who have obtained superhuman abilities through mental and physical conditioning, along with the use of a drug called melange. The Bene Gesserit are loyal only to themselves, merely feigning loyalty to others, and are manipulating the course of humanity to a more enlightened path through selective breeding, while also attempting to produce the Kwisatz Haderach, a male Bene Gesserit.
Dune: The Sisterhood is set to air on WarnerMedia's streaming platform. Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, Legendary Pictures' Dune stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Stephen Henderson and Josh Brolin. The first film has a scheduled release date of Nov. 20, 2020.