Denis Villeneuve drops the Dune series: The Sisterhood, replaced by the director of Chernobyl

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Johan Renck will take over the first episodes of the prequel for HBO Max.

After directing all five episodes of the hit HBO series Chernobyl, Johan Renck embarks on a perilous new mission: to bring to the small screen the Dunes of Denis Villeneuve. He has just been chosen to direct the first two episodes of Dune: Sisterhood, the prequel developed for the HBO Max platform from Warner Bros. He will also be an executive producer. Diane Ademu-John is named showrunner, in place of Jon Spaihts, thanked recently.

Initially it is Denis Villeneuve himself who was to take care of the pilot of the television spin-off of his film. But too busy Dunes 2 now he has to give up.

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But Johan Renck is not the first comer. Crowned with two Emmy Awards for Chernobylhe directed episodes of vikingsof breaking Bad or of The Walking Dead.

let’s remember that Dune: The Sisterhood will take place in the universe of Frank Herbert and will be told through the eyes of the Bene Gesserit, this mysterious order of women. Armed with extraordinary abilities, they weave their way into the feudal politics of Dune, pursuing their own agendas, which eventually lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis and the events of the film.

No names in the cast yet advanced.

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