Dune: Prophecy


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Dune: Prophecy will be available to watch in fall 2024. We don't have any streaming information yet but we'll let you know as soon as it is available.


Sisters Valya and Tula Harkonnen found the powerful and secretive order of the Bene Gesserit

10,000 years before Paul Atreides’ ascent to power, two Harkonnen sisters, Valya and Tula, found the secretive and powerful sect known as the Bene Gesserit. 

What to know

Legendary’s Dune prequel series takes place 10,000 years before the events of Dune: Part One

Dune: Prophecy is an upcoming sci-fi series produced by Legendary Television and WarnerMedia. The series is set within the Dune universe, which was created by author Frank Herbert in his book series of the same name from the 1960s. The books were adapted into a successful 3-part film series directed by Dennis Villeneuve starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya. Dune: Prophecy serves as a prequel series, and takes place some 10,000 years before the events of Dune: Part One. The series is run by Alison Schapker, who is known for her work on series like Alias and Altered Carbon.

Dune: Prophecy stars Emily Watson and Olivia Williams as sisters Valya and Tula Harkonnen, the founders of the Bene Gesserit. They are joined by Jodhi May as Empress Natalya, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Princess Ynez, Shalom Brune-Franklin as the Fremen Mikaela, Faoileann Cunningham as acolyte in training Sister Jen, Aoife Hinds as zealous acolyte Sister Emeline, and Chloe Lea as the young acolyte Lila. Other cast members include Travis Fimmel, Mark Strong, Jade Anouka as Sister Theodosia, Chris Mason, Josh Heuston, and Edward Davis.

Production News

  • June 10, 2019
    • Legendary and WarnerMedia announce that they are creating a Dune prequel series. The series is called Dune: Sisterhood and will focus on the founding of the Bene Gesserit order. Dennis Villeneuve is set to direct the first episode. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • July 22, 2021
    • Diane Ademu-John replaces Jon Spaihts as a co-showrunner, writer and executive producer for the series. Her previous credits include Empire, The Originals, and The Vampire Diaries. (Source: Variety)
  • April 27, 2022
    • Chernobyl director Johan Renck takes over directorial duties from Dennis Villeneuve for the first two episodes, due to scheduling issues with filming Dune: Part Two. (Source: Variety)
  • October 4, 2022
    • Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson are cast in the lead roles of Valya and Tula Harkonnen. (Source: Variety)
  • October 13, 2022
    • Game of Thrones actress Indira Varma joins the production as Empress Natalya. (Source: Deadline)
  • November 23, 2022
    • Diane Ademu-John steps down as a co-showrunner, leaving veteran TV writer-producer Alison Schapker as the sole showrunner for the series. (Source: Deadline)
  • February 28, 2023
    • Amidst a creative overhaul Johan Renck steps away from the project as director of the first two episodes, and Shirley Henderson exits from her role as Tula Harkonnen. (Source: Deadline)
  • June 30, 2023
    • Olivia Williams joins the series as Tula, replacing Henderson. Additionally, due to scheduling conflicts Indira Varma stepped away from her role as Empress Natalya and was replaced by Jodhi May. Anna Foerster replaces Renck as director of the series. (Source: Deadline
  • November 2, 2023
    • HBO reveal their plan to release Dune: Prophecy (new title) in the fall of 2024. (Source: TV Line)


Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction, Drama

Production country

United States


Emily Watson
Valya Harkonnen
Olivia Williams
Tula Harkonnen
Jodhi May
Empress Natalya
Travis Fimmel
Desmond Hart
Mark Strong
Emperor Javicco Corrino
Jade Anouka
Sister Theodosia
Chris Mason
Keiran Atreides
Sarah-Sofie Boussnina
Princess Ynez
Shalom Brune-Franklin
Faoileann Cunningham
Sister Jen
Aoife Hinds
Sister Emeline
Chloe Lea
Josh Heuston
Edward Davis
Harrow Harkonnen