Bollywood Star Joins Cast of Dune Prequel Series 'Dune: Prophecy'; Meet the New Addition
Bollywood Star Joins Cast of Dune Prequel Series 'Dune: Prophecy'; Meet the New Addition

Bollywood sensation Tabu is set to grace the screens in "Dune: Prophecy," the upcoming prequel series to the hit movie franchise "Dune," helmed by director Denis Villeneuve. Tabu will take on the role of Sister Francesca, as revealed by a recent Bollywood report. The character of Sister Francesca is described as strong, intelligent, and captivating.

According to the makers, Sister Francesca's presence will shake things up as she returns to the palace, having once been a significant figure in the Emperor's life. This dynamic promises to stir tensions and shift power dynamics in the capital.

In Denis Villeneuve's cinematic adaptations of Frank Herbert's "Dune" novels, actress Charlotte Rampling portrayed Reverend Mother Mohiam, while Rebecca Ferguson took on the role of Lady Jessica. These characters are central to the storyline, with Rampling's character being the Emperor's Bene Gesserit Truthsayer and Ferguson's character being the Bene Gesserit mother of the protagonist, Paul Atreides.

About 'Dune: Prophecy'

"Dune: Prophecy," produced by Legendary Television and slated for release on HBO Max, delves into the universe of Frank Herbert's "Dune." Set 10,000 years before the events of the original novel, the series is based on the book "Sisterhood of Dune" by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson. Previously known as "Dune: The Sisterhood," the show follows two Harkonnen sisters as they navigate challenges threatening humanity's future and establish the legendary Bene Gesserit sect.

While an official premiere date for "Dune: Prophecy" is yet to be announced, the series boasts an ensemble cast featuring Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Mark Strong, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, and Shalom Brune-Franklin. Notably, the franchise's previous two films collectively grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide, with a third installment currently in the works.

Tabu's International Journey and Notable Works

Tabu, known for her acclaimed performances, has previously made a mark in international cinema with roles in "The Namesake," "Life of Pi," and the BBC miniseries "A Suitable Boy." Her illustrious career has earned her a National Film Award for her roles in "Maachis" and "Chandni Bar." The talented actor has also left audiences spellbound in Bollywood hits like "Andhadhun," "Maqbool," "Haider," "Bhool Bhulaiyya 2," 'Golmaal Again,' and "Drishyam." Her inclusion in "Dune: Prophecy" adds another layer of anticipation to the highly awaited series.

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