Tabu Cast In ‘Dune: Prophecy’ In Recurring Role, Actress To Play Sister Francesca

Tabu has been cast in Max prequel series ‘Dune: Prophecy’ in a recurring role.

Nitika Sharma
Written By: Nitika Sharma
Updated: May 14, 2024 | 11:54 IST
Tabu has been cast in Max prequel series ‘Dune: Prophecy’ in a recurring role.

Tuesday has got off to a brilliant start if you are an admirer of Indian cinema and actress Tabu. The eternal Bollywood diva, who was last seen alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kriti Sanon in 'Crew', has been cast in the Max prequel series ‘Dune: Prophecy’ in a recurring role. As per Variety, the upcoming series is inspired by the novel ‘Sisterhood of Dune’, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. In the series, Tabu will be playing the role of Sister Francesca.

As per Variety, the character is described as, “Strong, intelligent, and alluring, Sister Francesca leaves a lasting impression in her wake. Once a great love of the Emperor, her return to the palace strains the balance of power in the capital.”

The official synopsis of the show states, “Set within the expansive universe of ‘Dune,’ created by acclaimed author Frank Herbert, and 10,000 years before the ascension of Paul Atreides, ‘Dune: Prophecy’ follows two Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect that will become known as the Bene Gesserit.”

Apart from Tabu, the series will also star Emily Watson, 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.

Alison Schapker will be serving as showrunner and executive producer. Diane Ademu-John has co-developed the series and he also serves as executive producer.

For the unversed, Tabu is one of the most versatile Indian actresses working currently. She has won the National Film Award for best actress twice for 'Maachis' and 'Chandni Bar'. She is also known for films like 'Haider', 'Maqbool', 'Andhadhun'.

She has also appeared in Hollywood projects like 'Life Of Pi', 'The Namesake' and 'A Suitable Boy'.

For the unversed, two ‘Dune’ films have already released. Collectively, the two movies, starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, have grossed over USD 1.1 billion to date. A third film is also in the works.

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