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Dune's Bene Gesserit Getting Their Own TV Show

bene gesserit of Dune
(Image credit: Tor Books)

A live-action series based on Dune's Bene Gesserit has been ordered by WarnerMedia for its upcoming streaming service, according to Deadline. Titled "Dune: The Sisterhood," the series is tying directly into Denis Villeneuve's upcoming "Dune" film - with Villeneuve pencilled in to direct the pilot episode.

The Bene Gesserit of Dune. (Image credit: Tor Books)

"The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me. Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series,” said Villeneuve.

In "Dune" continuity, the Bene Gesserit are a secretive all-female order who possessive superhuman abilities. Charlotte Rampling has been cast in the "Dune" film as a senior member of the order, Gaius Helen Mohiam.

The "Dune" film is scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 20, 2020. Warner Media has not announced a timeline for Dune: The Sisterhood's release.

 Originally published on Newsarama. 

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Chris Arrant
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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)