The new Dune movie currently in production from director Denis Villeneuve is to get an accompanying drama as a spinoff series.
Legendary Television will produce Dune: The Sisterhood as a drama that will explore the broader story world of the Dune universe from the perspective of a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit.
The Bene Gesserit are able to manipulate the politics of the Dune story world through their collective mastery of body and mind.
Villeneuve (pictured) is scheduled to direct and executive produce the first episode of the spinoff drama, in addition to his duties on the film.
Legendary is working on Dune projects that span multimedia, including videogames and comic books.
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