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Sisterhood's Never Looked More Ominous — or Cool — Than in the Dune: Prophecy Teaser

Get ready for the birth of the Bene Gesserit this fall on Max.
  • Emily Watson (Screenshot: Dune: Prophecy)
    Emily Watson (Screenshot: Dune: Prophecy)

    Upfronts are in full swing, with Amazon, Disney, and now Warner Bros. Discovery showing off their most enticing shows — new and returning — for advertisers. Along with first-look photos for The Last of Us Season 2, WBD unveiled the first teaser for Dune: Prophecy on Wednesday morning. This sweeping prequel series, due out in the fall, is inspired by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's novel Sisterhood of Dune. Per the logline, the six-episode first season "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," which sounds compelling enough on its own, but now look at the teaser:

    Emily Watson's scheming to put one of the Sisters on the throne, Olivia Williams and Camilla Beeput are trying to keep her in check, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina is getting ready for battle, and Mark Strong looks the part of the handsome ruler who's ultimately hapless in the face of ambitious women. Female friendship shows? Great. Women plotting to take over the kingdom? Even more so.

    Dune: Prophecy also stars Travis Fimmel (who was terrific in Max's Raised by Wolves), Jodhi May, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Josh Heuston, Chloe Lea, Faoileann Cunningham, Edward Davis, Chris Mason, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Jihae, Tabu, Charithra Chandran, Jessica Barden (R.I.P. The End of the F**king World), Emma Canning, and Yerin Ha. Alison Schapker serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series was co-developed by Diane Ademu-John, who executive produces along with Anna Foerster (who directed multiple episodes), Jordan Goldberg, Mark Tobey, John Cameron, Matthew King, Scott Z. Burns, and Jon Spaihts. Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert are also executive producers for the Frank Herbert estate.

    Danette Chavez is the Editor-in-Chief of Primetimer and its biggest fan of puns.

    TOPICS: Dune: Prophecy, Max, Brian Herbert, Jessica Barden, Mark Strong, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel, Fantasy