The official teaser for Max's Dune: Prophecy series has landed

Check out the first teaser for Max's Dune: Prophecy TV series, set 10,000 years before Paul Atreides is born.
Dune: Prophecy | Official Teaser | Max
Dune: Prophecy | Official Teaser | Max / Max

Just when you think the Dune universe couldn’t get any bigger, Warner Bros. Discovery dropped a bombshell at their Upfront presentation that has every sci-fi fan, including myself, buzzing with excitement: they’ve given us a first peek at their latest creation, the Max drama series Dune: Prophecy. Watch it above! It looks so freaking good.

While details remain sparse, the snippets suggest a visually stunning journey into the Dune universe. We're diving way back, 10,000 years before Paul Atreides even thought about setting foot on Arrakis.

Dune: Prophecy promises to whisk us away on an epic adventure following two Harkonnen sisters. Now, anyone who's a Dune fanatic knows the Harkonnens aren’t exactly the friendliest bunch (even though they're pretty cool from an aesthetic angle), but it looks like we're in for a twist with these sisters. They're set to combat sinister forces threatening humanity and lay down the foundations for what will become the iconic Bene Gesserit sisterhood. I mean, talk about setting the stage for some serious girl power.

REBECCA FERGUSON as Lady Jessica in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE: PART TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

And who's leading this daring duo? None other than the tremendously talented Emily Watson and Olivia Williams. They’re part of an ensemble cast that reads like a who’s who of talent, with stars like Travis Fimmel, Mark Strong, and a whole crew of fabulous actors bringing this prequel to life. The team behind the scenes is equally impressive, with Alison Schapker steering this ship as the showrunner and executive producer. Anna Foerster, Scott Z. Burns and Jon Spaihts are also laboring to bring this show to life, with input from Brian Herbert — the son of Dune author Frank Herbert — himself. This series is grounded in authenticity and passion for the expansive lore of Dune.

What’s thrilling is the connection to the novel Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Prophecy isn't just a wild spinoff; it’s a thoughtful expansion of the lore, grounded in the rich narrative soil of the Dune series. Knowing that the series draws directly from established books gives it a depth that only true Dune aficionados can appreciate. Plus, with the legacy of the recent films (remember those six Academy Awards?) expectations are sky-high for a series that matches or maybe even surpasses the cinematic spectacle.

So, as we gear up for this fall when Dune: Prophecy hits Max, the anticipation is palpable. It’s not just about revisiting a beloved universe; it’s about exploring a new chapter, one that promises to enrich the already complex and captivating world of Dune. With its compelling storyline, stellar cast, and visionary production team, Dune: Prophecy is poised to be the next big thing in sci-fi drama.

Get ready, because it seems like we're all in for a mind-blowing ride through the sands of time. Can't wait to see how these Harkonnen sisters shake up the universe.

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