‘Vikings’ Star Travis Fimmel Joins HBO Max’s ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

The cast of HBO Max dune the prequel series now includes vikings starring Travis Fimmel.

Variety has confirmed that Travis Fimmel has joined Dune: brotherhoodthe next dune prequel series that explores the origins of the Bene Gesserit. The actor signed on to play Desmond Hart, a “charismatic soldier with an enigmatic past, who seeks to earn the Emperor’s trust at the expense of the Sisterhood.” His casting was first reported by The Illuminerdi.

The cast of Dune: brotherhood includes Emily Watson, Shirley Henderson, Indira Varma, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds and Chloe Lea. The series begins production later this month, filming in Budapest, Hungary.

Diane Ademu-John is credited as creator, writer, co-host and executive producer of Dune: brotherhood while Alison Schapker is co-showrunner and executive producer of the HBO Max project. Johan Renck, one of the directors of the critically acclaimed HBO series Chernobyldirects the pilot.

Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, Cait Collins and Brian Herbert are the executive producers of Dune: brotherhood. Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert are also on board as executive producers, overseeing the Frank Herbert Estate project. Author Kevin J. Anderson serves as co-producer.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, dune opened in October 2021. The film grossed $401.8 million worldwide and won six Oscars at the 94th Academy Awards. The Sisterhood received the green light a few weeks after the ceremony.

In addition to Dune: brotherhoodWarner Bros. also working on a sequel to dune. The film’s official synopsis reads, “This follow-up film will explore the mythical journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a journey of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Faced with a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he strives to prevent a terrible future that only he can foresee.

The dune the sequel is slated for stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux and Souheila Yacoub.

The first one dune the film is available now on home media formats, with Second part in theaters October 20, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news on the HBO Max sequel and prequel series, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

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