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Dune: The Sisterhood – 5 Things We Want To See In The HBO Max Prequel Series

After the success of Dune, HBO Max will be bringing us Dune: the Sisterhood. Dune: The Sisterhood will be based on the 2012 Frank Herbert novel The Sisterhood of Dune. And here are a few things fan expect from this show.

Dennis Villeneuve Joining Forces With David Lynch

Lynch & Villenueve

Dennis Villeneuve did a pretty good job with Dune. And he is confirmed to be returning to help direct Dune: The Sisterhood series. But Villenueve may not be enough to do the show justice. We need more hands on deck. David Lynch has had ample projects in the small screen, many of them being critically acclaimed. Twin Peaks is an icon of small screen entertainment. Lynch has also directed the 1984 Dune movie. Lynch and Villenueve’s direction styles aren’t also that conflicting and would blend easily.

Opting For Bold Themes & Tones

The Bene Gesserit

HBO Max has a choice. They can either make the show look like an extension of the movie or make it so bold it looks nothing like it. Fans would prefer it to be the latter. In fact, a few fans on Reddit go so far as to say that Dune: The Sisterhood should be set thousands of years before even the Kwisatz Haderach breeding program started. The show should be set as far away from the movie lore as possible. The idea is to bring something fresh and unique to the table.

Showing The Bene Gesserit In Their Rawest, Most Primal Form

Dune 2021

The Bene Gesserit represent the epitome of feminine power in Frank Herbert’s Dune Universe. They lack brute strength so they use time and patience as their weapons against stronger foes. They can make or break empires. A highly thorough and complicated institution with near ancient roots, the Bene Gesserit represent true feminine strength. It’s members are strong female characters driven by purpose and fate. Dune: The Sisterhood must show that in all its glory. Previous Dune adaptations seem to have not done the organization enough justice. Repeating the same mistake would be a grave error for the franchise.

Politics & Conspiracies

Political Conspiracies

The Bene Gesserit, like we said earlier, excel in biding their time and being patient. They wait for the perfect moment to strike. Instead of being a hammer, they are like a surgeon’s knife, cutting through their enemies with surgical precision. Over thousands of years, The sisterhood of Bene Gesserit have relied on political conspiring to remain in power. The Sisterhood of Dune is rife with many such instances Dune: the Sisterhood must explore in vivid detail.

Showing Us The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

A “Mixed” Group

Just like every known fictional or real organization that wields tremendous power, the Bene Gesserit aren’t all benevolent. They are in fact a mixed group. Some are genuinely trying to make a difference while some are just trying to protect the old ways for their own selfish reasons. As a result, Dune: The Sisterhood will be a very dark and grim adventure, with no one understanding what drives most members of the Bene Gesserit. Things will get ugly real fast and that’s what makes Dune such a thrill ride.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.