HBO Max’s ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Series Enlists Dana Calvo (‘Narcos,’ ‘Good Girls Revolt’) as Co-Showrunner

Jul 24, 2019

The upcoming ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ series has enlisted Dana Calvo as co-showrunner, with Jon Spaihts (‘Prometheus,’ ‘Doctor Strange’). Frank Herbert’s novel serves as the source material.

Calvo was the creator and writer of the Amazon series ‘Good Girls Revolt’ and the CBS series ‘Made in Jersey.’ Her other credits include USA’s ‘Covert Affairs,’ TNT’s ‘Franklin & Bash,’ and Netflix’s ‘Narcos.’ She now has a multi-year overall deal with Legendary Television Studios.

The new series will co-exist with the ‘Dune’ cinematic universe in the works. This also include films, video games, digital content packages, and comic book series.

Denis Villeneuve (‘Arrival,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’) will direct the pilot, while Spaihts serves as writer. There is no episode count yet.

Moreover, the premise of the spin-off series is below:

“The series is told through the eyes of a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit. Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis, known to its inhabitants as Dune.”

Also, Villeneuve gave a comment on the series:

“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.”

Meanwhile, Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ film adaptation is currently filming in Budapest, Hungary. The screenplay is by Villeneuve, Spaihts, and Eric Roth (‘Forrest Gump,’ ‘A Star is Born’). Warner Bros. and Legendary will release ‘Dune’ on November 20, 2020.

Further, ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ does not have a premiere date as of now. HBO Max, the WarnerMedia streaming service, will launch its originals in spring 2020.

Source: Deadline