A live-action series based on Dune's Bene Gesserit has been ordered by WarnerMedia for its upcoming streaming service, according to Deadline. Titled Dune: The Sisterhood, the series is tying directly into Denis Villeneuve's upcoming Dune film - with Villeneuve pencilled in to direct the pilot episode.
"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,” said Villeneuve.
In Dune continuity, the Bene Gesserit are a secretive all-female order who possessive superhuman abilities. Charlotte Rampling has been cast in the Dune film as a senior member of the order, Gaius Helen Mohiam.
The Dune film is scheduled to hit theaters November 20, 2020. Warner Media has not announced a timeline for Dune: The Sisterhood's release.