Actress Indira Varma is the latest addition to the Dune prequel series for HBO Max, Dune: The Sisterhood (working title). She is the third addition to the cast alongside Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson.
Varma is best known for playing Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones as well as her most recent starring role as Tala Durith in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Her other notable works include BBC’s Luther and ITV’s Paranoid. Varma can next be seen in Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One and Extrapolations on Apple TV+.
The actress will portray Empress Natalya — a formidable royal who united thousands of worlds in her marriage to Emperor Corrino.
Dune: The Sisterhood is set 10,000 years before the ascension of Paul Atreides and will follow the Harkonnen Sisters as they battle forces that threaten the future of humankind. The series will also explore the establishment of the fabled sect known as Bene Gesserit.
The drama series is adapted from Sisterhood Of Dune, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Diana Ademu-John serves as co-showrunner, creator, writer, and executive producer beside Alison Schapker, co-showrunner and executive producer. Johan Renck will direct the premiere episode as well as serve as an executive producer.
Dune director Denis Villeneuve, writer Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, and Cait Collins are all executive producers with author Brian Herbert, along with Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert as executive producers for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J. Anderson serves as co-producer. Dune: The Sisterhood is co-produced by HBO Max and Legendary Television, with Legendary also producing the Dune film that scored six Oscars last year. The sequel for that film is also currently in production.
Dune: The Sisterhood does not currently have a release date. Stay tuned with Nerds & Beyond for updates.