dune Director Denis Villeneuve will no longer helm the pilot of the series’ prequel spinoff show. The first two episodes of the HBO Max series with the current title Dune: The SisterhoodDirected by Johan Renck, one of the directors behind HBO Chernobyl Series from 2019. Dune: The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood will take place 10,000 years before the events portrayed in Villeneuve’s 2021 Best Picture nominated blockbuster. The series follows the origins of the Bene Gesserit, the powerful group of women who help shape the political events of the universe dune. The series focuses on a small group of Harkonnen sisters who form the organization that becomes a mysterious, powerful plot driver in Frank Herbert’s Dune novels.
Renck is currently directing a film called astronaut, with Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano. Renck directed all five HBO episodes Chernobyl and won two Emmy Awards for his work on the series. He has also directed episodes of breaking Bad
Although Villeneuve was originally set to direct the pilot, the director reportedly had to step down from the project to focus on production dune part 2. Villeneuve remains executive producer on the series. Dune: The Sisterhood will be written by Executive Producer Diane Ademu-John (The Haunting of Bly Manor), who will also serve as showrunner.