Denis Villeneuve will direct a Dune spinoff series

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As well as helming the upcoming Dune movie, Denis Villeneuve will also direct a TV spinoff series entitled Dune: The Sisterhood. Here’s everything we know…

Not content with simply directing a new feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s beloved and somewhat complicated Dune sci-fi novel, Villeneuve will also head up a Dune: The Sisterhood, a TV series that The Hollywood Reporter describes as “female-focused”.

The series is destined to appear on the Warner Media streaming platform, a rival to Netflix and Disney+, which is yet to set its official name or launch date.

Following on from his work on the big-screen Dune, Villeneuve will shoot the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer for The Sisterhood, which focuses on the mysterious Bene Gesserit sisterhood from Herbert’s novel.

“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,” Villeneuve told THR.

The show has been given a full-series order, so the whole thing is definitely doing to happen. Jon Spaihts – who previously penned Prometheus, Passengers and Doctor Strange – is on scripting duty.

Given the fan-pleasing work that he did on Blade Runner 2049, and the epic drama he created with Arrival, we look forward to seeing what Villeneuve brings to the Dune universe.

The movie will launch in November 2020, but we don’t have a release date for the TV spinoff yet.