‘Vikings’ Star Travis Fimmel Cast In HBO’s ‘Dune’ Prequel Series
— Updated on 28 April 2023

‘Vikings’ Star Travis Fimmel Cast In HBO’s ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

— Updated on 28 April 2023
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HBO Max has landed a major addition to its cast for the Dune prequel series The Sisterhood in Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft, Raised By Wolves).

This time around, the Aussie thespian takes on the role of yet another man of action slash brooding warrior-type: Desmond Hard — described as a “charismatic soldier with an enigmatic past, who seeks to gain the Emperor’s trust at the expense of the Sisterhood.”

The titular Sisterhood, of course, refers to the Dune-universe’s Bene Gesserit, which many of you may recall is the mystical sect that leverages certain magical abilities to steer the direction of the universe; the mother of Timothy Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, Lady Jessica (portrayed by Rebecca Ferguson), is a key figure within this deeply influential cabal.

But given the prequel is based on the novel written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson which takes place 10,000 years prior to Frank Herbert’s original 1965 sci-fi opus, don’t expect Fimmel’s Desmond Hard to encounter any characters you’ve come to know in the recent Denis Villeneuve film (nor the David Lynch, for that matter).

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The series has been created by Diane Ademu-John, who also shares showrunning duties with Alison Schapker. Initially, Denis Villeneuve was set to return to direct the pilot episode with a screenplay by his own Dune scribe Jon Spaihts. The former has since handed the reins over to the Emmy award-winning filmmaking talent Johan Renck (ChernobylBreaking Bad). Villeneuve and Spaihts are now attached in an executive producer capacity.

Travis Fimmel will be joined in Dune: The Sisterhood by Emily Watson, Shirley Henderson, Indira Varma, Sara-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds, and Chloe Lea.

At this stage, Dune: The Sisterhood doesn’t have a confirmed release date. Our best guess? It’ll drop sometime around when Dune: Part II hits theatres in late 2023.

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