Dune: Prophecy Teaser Released!

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The highly anticipated trailer for HBO’s new web series, Dune: Prophecy, has finally been released. Based on the rich Dune universe created by Frank Herbert, this series particularly draws from the novel Sisterhood of Dune. The show aims to explore the origins of the Bene Gesserit, a powerful and secretive sisterhood.

In the teaser, we see Emily Watson taking center stage as Valya Harkonnen. Her performance has already captivated fans, who are excited to see her portrayal of such a significant character. Valya Harkonnen’s role seems central to the story, and the teaser hints at the beginnings of the Bene Gesserit’s influence within the Imperium.

The Search for Tabu

While Emily Watson’s performance is a highlight, many fans are particularly interested in spotting Tabu. In the 1-minute-34-seconds teaser, various characters are shown, but it’s unclear if Tabu appears among them. Some fans speculated on social media that her role might either be very important and kept under wraps or relatively small and not featured prominently in the teaser. One fan expressed their excitement on X (formerly Twitter), saying, “But no Tabu. Gonna assume her role is either very important that they don’t want to show or it’s a small role. Nonetheless, with or without her, I was always excited about anything related to my latest favorite child and that’s DUNE.”

Dune: Prophecy' actor Tabu

Dune: Prophecy 

The series is set 10,000 years before the rise of Paul Atreides, the central figure in the original Dune saga. Dune: Prophecy follows two Harkonnen sisters as they battle forces that threaten the future of humankind. These struggles lead to the establishment of the Bene Gesserit, the influential sect known for its political and mystical power. The official description of the series sets the stage for an epic tale of struggle, survival, and the birth of a legend.

Star-Studded Cast

Dune: Prophecy boasts an impressive cast alongside Emily Watson. The series features Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel, Johdi May, Mark Strong, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Josh Heuston, Chloe Lea, Jade Anouka, Faoileann Cunningham, Edward Davis, Aoife Hinds, Chris Mason, and Shalom Brune-Franklin. According to Variety, Tabu and Jihae will also appear in the series, adding to the excitement.

The journey to bring Dune: Prophecy to the screen hasn’t been straightforward. Initially titled Dune: The Sisterhood, the series experienced several changes in its showrunners and a significant creative reset in 2023. Despite these challenges, the production has moved forward, and the recent teaser has rekindled fan enthusiasm.

Anticipation Builds

The release of the Dune: Prophecy teaser has fans eagerly awaiting more information and the official release. The rich lore of the Dune universe, combined with the strong performances hinted at in the teaser, promises a compelling series that will explore new aspects of the beloved saga. Fans are particularly excited to see how the characters, especially those played by Emily Watson and Tabu, will bring this new chapter to life.

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