It is one of the great successes of HBO Max in recent years and the goal is to exploit this phenomenon indefinitely. Warner Media’s idea is to go back to the origins of Bene Gesserit, members of the Galactic Council who plot from the shadows.
The Brotherhood of the Geserts, in the fictional world of the Dune Epic, is an organized organization in the Western monastic style, a major social, political, and religious faction. Or so Frank Herbert business scholars explain to us.
Dunes (2021), directed by Denis Villeneuve, was an international success. With more than $400 million in revenue, it premiered in both theaters and the HBO Max service (at least in the US) and was a breath of fresh air for the production company two years into the pandemic.
A few weeks ago, the movie reached HBO Max in SpainSo you can actually see it from your living room in 4K and with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies, and as if that wasn’t enough, you also have the 2000s mini-series Children of Dune where the sequels happen.
Well, after months we discovered from what Warner is working on The Sisterhood, a prequel series on the dunes that focuses on Bene Gesserit. It will premiere on HBO Max.
The string was lit green. Or so emphasized by director Denis Villeneuve himself, who confirmed that this project is part of the expansion plans of the franchise, as well as the sequel to the film.
and you know, 2021 Dune narrates the first part of the first book, and Warner’s idea is to shoot at least a second movie where the rest of the story is told. For those who have read the book: Part Two and Part Three of the original book are missing.
With this move, HBO Max makes it clear that it wants to turn the world of Dunes into a profitable franchise, exploit its intellectual property to the fullest, and thus fill the void left by Game of Thrones three years ago.
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