The Dune film is getting a companion TV series focusing on politics, intrigue, and women

You probably already know that there’s a new Dune film coming out in 2020, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) and involving anyone you’ve ever heard of in the cast. Well, the spice is flowing onto TV as well, with a series for the, yet to launch, WarnerMedia streaming service.

While the Dune film revolves around the events of the classic Frank Herbert novel of the same name, Dune: The Sisterhood focuses on a secretive and powerful order of women known as the Bene Gesserit. The Bene Gesserit gain superhuman powers through mental and physical conditioning and are experts at manipulating politics to reach their own goals, while humbly “serving” the Empire. They’re a major player in the Dune universe.

If you miss the intrigue that was so much a part of the early seasons of Game of Thrones, maybe this will satisfy your needs. No news on when the series will be out, but it will have to be after WarnerMedia officially launches its streaming service, which will bundle HBO and Cinemax with a bunch of Warner Bros. content. It’s expected to out of beta by March 2020.

The TV series is part of a larger plan for the Dune franchise comeback, with video games, digital content, and a comic book series all in the works.

Via Gizmodo.

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