‘Dune’ Prequel Series Loses Creator Diane Ademu-John as Co-Showrunner

By | November 24, 2022

As HBO Max’s “Dune” prequel series moves into production as it finalizes its cast, the series is now down one lead. WarnerMedia series creator and writer Diane Ademu-John on “Dune: The Sisterhood.”

Ademu-John will remain attached to the series as an executive producer, while Alison Schapker will now serve as sole showrunner on the production. Schapker will serve as executive producer alongside Johan Renck, who directed the first episode of the series.

According to Rank’s Instagram, filming on “Dune: The Sisterhood” began in Budapest on Tuesday.

Denis Villeneuve, John Speights, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron and Kate Collins are executors for the Frank Herbert Estate with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert. Villeneuve directed the 2021 adaptation of “Dune,” which was nominated for six Academy Awards. Set for a November 3, 2023 theatrical release, “Dune: Part Two” is on the way.

Difference Ademu-Yohannes reportedly joined the series in July 2021 as creator, assistant producer and executive producer.

By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Adapted from Anderson’s novel “Sisterhood,” “Sisterhood” is set 10,000 years before the events of “Dune.” The series stars Emily Watson and a cast that includes Shirley Henderson, Indira Varma, Travis Fimmel, Sarah-Sophie Busnina, Shalom Brun-Franklin, Faoilanne Cunningham, Aoife Hinds and Chloe Lean.

“Dune: Sisterhood” comes from HBO Max and Legendary Television. The series is expected to start in November 2023.

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