DUNE TALK: The Emperor Is Cast, Plus ‘Dune’ TV Series Rumors

The Dune Talk show had a break this past month, however—as you see from our homepage—there has been major movie and TV series news during that time. On this week’s episode we react to the casting of Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV in Dune: Part Two, as well as recent comments from cast members about the movie’s script and other preparations.

Then Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon dive into all those exciting rumors surrounding Dune: The Sisterhood. If true, the TV series will be ramping up its production this fall! Plus, a lot more comic books are heading our way, with the continuing adaptation of the prequel trilogy. When it comes to “expanding the franchise”, what is the right approach for Dune?

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Dune Talk: Episode 34 – The Emperor Revealed

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Show Notes

Key Dune news stories covered on this show:

  1. Christopher Walken will play the Emperor in Dune: Part Two. The experienced character actor joins the movie’s production this summer, alongside fellow new cast members; Florence Pugh and Austin Butler.
  1. According to a source within the film industry, Dune: The Sisterhood is rumored to be produced in Ireland. The crew of the TV series will allegedly start gathering in Troy Studios this September.
  1. Brian Herbert confirms that comic book adaptations of Dune: House Harkonnen and Dune: House Corrino are planned at BOOM! Studios. These continue from the completed 12-issue Dune: House Atreides series and tell the tales of Duke Leto, Baron Harkonnen, Emperor Shaddam IV, and other iconic characters, in the decades leading up to the original novel.

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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.