Dune: Prophecy Trailer Unveils The Origins Of The Bene Gesserit

Dune: Prophecy

by Ben Travis |
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Chances are, you’re desperate for more Dune. Denis Villeneuve’s initial adaptation was a knockout. This year’s follow-up, Dune: Part Two, was another sandworm-sized behemoth. And sadly, the much-prophecied Part Three (to be based on Dune Messiah) is likely still many years away. But fear not – the Bene Gesserit are always scheming in the background, and their latest plot is to keep your veins pumped full of Spice between movies. The way they do that? Get ready for Dune: Prophecy, a streaming series set in the Herbert-verse, taking place 10,000 years before the arrival of Paul Muad’dib Atreides, and exploring the origins of the witchy-woman order themselves. Watch the trailer here:

There might not be any sandworms or Spice shenanigans here, but Dune: Prophecy looks set to satiate those hooked on the recent big-screen adaptations. The series features several familiar faces – with Emily Watson and Olivia Williams leading the way, alongside the likes of Mark Strong and The End Of The F***ing World’s Jessica Barden – and is inspired by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson’s novel Sisterhood Of Dune, with Brian Herbert executive producing. Alison Schapker is showrunner, while Jon Spaihts (who co-wrote both Dune films) also executive produces. The season will consist of six episodes, and is due in the autumn.

Here’s the official logline: “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.”

Notably, there’s no mention of Denis Villeneuve himself among the contributors to the show – but given the involvement of Warner Bros (who owns Max), Legendary Pictures, and Spaihts, it’s fair to say that Prophecy exists at least in the orbit of Villeneuve’s films. We’ll find out later this year if it provides another delicious taste of Herbert’s universe. Bring your own Gom Jabbar.

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