HBO Max’s ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Adds Indira Varma

Indira Varma has joined the cast of the HBO Max series Dune: The Sisterhood.

Deadline reports that the cast of Dune: The Sisterhood has added Indira Varma, who readers may recognize from her roles in HBO’s Game of Thrones and the recent Disney Plus series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Varma has been cast Esmpress Natalya, joining Emily Watson and Emily Henderson.

Diane Ademu-John is credited as the creator, writer, co-showrunner and executive producer of Dune: The Sisterhood while Alison Schapker is serving as co-showrunner and executive producer on the HBO Max project. Johan Renck, one of the directors behind the critically-acclaimed HBO series Chernobyl, is directing the pilot.

Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, Cait Collins and Brian Herbert are executive producers on Dune: The Sisterhood. Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert are also on board as executive producers, overseeing the project for the Frank Herbert estate. Author Kevin J. Anderson is a co-producer.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, Dune opened in theaters in October 2021. The film brought in $401.8 million globally and won six Oscars at the 94th Academy Awards. The Sisterhood was greenlit a few weeks after the ceremony.

In addition to Dune: The Sisterhood, Warner Bros. is also working on a sequel to Dune. Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming movie:

This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

The Dune sequel is set to star Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux and Souheila Yacoub. 

The first Dune movie is now available on home media formats, with Part Two hitting theaters on October 20, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the sequel and the HBO Max prequel series, and make sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for more content!

Source: Deadline

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