The upcoming Dune prequel series, The Sisterhood, for HBO Max has found a new showrunner in Diane Ademu-John.
If the new Dune movie trailer wasn’t enough Dune news for you today, you’re in luck as we also get some news about the prequel TV series that’s coming as well. If you forgot about it, Dune: The Sisterhood was given a straight to series order for HBO Max. It would put the focus on the Bene Gesserit “witches” and serve as a prequel to the movie(s).
The last update we had on the show was back in November 2019, when the current showrunner, Jon Spaihts left the project to focus on developing the script for the movie sequel (which I hope is still happening). Now, Variety is reporting that Diane Ademu-John has signed on to be the showrunner, writer, and executive producer.
Diane Ademu-John has worked as a producer/writer on The Haunting of Bly Manor, and has a career filled with notable series (The Vampire Diaries, Empire, Crossing Jordan). Safe to say she knows what she’s doing. Also, it’s nice that a show focusing on the most influential women in the Dune universe women now has a woman running things.
Currently Denis Villeneuve is still set to direct the first episode of the show. Hopefully, with this new showrunner in place, casting and production won’t be much further behind.