Dune: The Sisterhood – Director Johan Renck and star Shirley Henderson are leaving the series
Dune: The Sisterhood is an HBO Max series that is a prequel to the film Dune. The action of the production takes place 10,000 years before the events of the cinema spectacle. The details of the plot of the series are not known. The main characters were made by the characters played by Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson, who were to play the sisters of the Harkonnen family. However, according to the portal Deadline, the latter will not participate in the creation of the legendary order – Bene Gesserit. The actress left the series.
These are not the only behind-the-scenes problems of the series prequel dunes. Shooting began in November, but now Deadline reports that John Renck, who directed the first two episodes, left the project. The search for his successor is underway, as production has been stopped – we read in the statement of the HBO Max spokesman. Shirley Henderson, who was mentioned as one of the main characters, is also leaving. Her role as Tuli Harkonnen will be recast. She left too Diane Ademu-Johnwho wrote the pilot episode – stepped down as co-showrunner in the run-up to production and replaced her Alison Schapker.
Changes in creative positions and production problems meant that work has been suspended for the moment and replacements are being sought. In the statement, we got assurances that the break is to help sort things out and create the best series possible. Deadline says they’ve heard conflicting comments about the hiatus, which is expected to last until the end of the winter, with some even claiming a seven-month hiatus is planned.
The series also stars Emily Watson as Valya Harkonnen; Indira Varma as Natalia; Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Princess Ynez; Shalom Brune Franklin as Mikaela; Faoileann Cunningham as Jen’s sister; Aoife Hinds as Emeline’s sister; Chloe Lea as Lila; Travis Fimmel as Desmond Hart; Mark Strong as Emperor Javicco Corrino; Jade Anouka as Sister Theodosia; Chris Mason as Keiran Atreides.