HBO Max’s ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Series Moving Forward With ‘Chernobyl’ Director

Renck is an Emmy Award-winner for his work on Chernobyl.

Dune: The Sisterhood HBO Max

Johan Renck has been tapped to helm the first two episodes of Dune: The Sisterhood for HBO Max.

Before Denis Villeneuve’s first Dune film hit theaters, a prequel series focused on the Bene Gesserit was announced for HBO Max in 2019. Now that the studio is moving forward with a Dune sequel, the prequel is also progressing with the streamer. It has now been revealed that Johan Renck will direct the first two episodes of Dune: The Sisterhood.

Johan Renck is an Emmy Award-winner for his work on Chernobyl. Diane Ademu-John will serve as the showrunner on the HBO Max series after replacing Jon Spaihts, who is currently focused on Dune: Part Two. The Sisterhood is based on the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert and takes place 10,000 years before the events of the first Dune story.

Here is the synopsis for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune:

Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.

Denis Villeneuve directed Dune from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. The film stars Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, and David Dastmalchian.

Dune is now available on home media formats, with Part Two hitting theaters on October 20, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming sequel, the HBO Max prequel series, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.