DUNE TALK: Is Tim Blake Nelson Playing Fenring in ‘Dune: Part Two’?

We’ve arrived in 2023, the year when Dune: Part Two will premiere in theaters! On this week’s Dune Talk show, the full crew is finally back together and we’re reacting to the Tim Blake Nelson casting news. Is he portraying that specific character, hmm? And knowing the movie wrapped filming this past December, we look ahead towards the lead-up to its release.

Next, Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon break down all the recent news for HBO Max’s Dune: The Sisterhood TV series—currently filming in Hungary—including casting of Mark Strong, Travis Fimmel, and other talented actors. And finally, we share our differing expectations of Funcom’s Dune: Awakening open world survival MMO, following its The Game Awards teaser trailer.

This podcast (55 minutes) is available below in both video and audio formats. Enjoy and spread the word to fellow Dune fans!

Dune Talk: Episode 43 – Count Fenring Revealed?

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Show Notes

Key Dune news stories covered on this show:

  1. Tim Blake Nelson is revealed to have joined Dune: Part Two‘s cast. Although his role remains undisclosed, its probable that he’s playing a key character like Count Hasimir Fenring.
  1. Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two movie completed principal photography in mid-December 2022, after around five months. Scenes were shot in Italy, Hungary, Jordan, and the production finally wrapped in the United Arab Emirates.
  1. In the final months of 2022, HBO Max’s Dune: The Sisterhood officially announced 14 cast members, including Mark Strong in the role of Emperor Javicco Corrino.
  1. Johan Renck, directing the premiere episode of Dune: The Sisterhood, confirmed that production started on November 22, 2022. As of early January 2023, actors were still being sighted near Origo Studios in Budapest, Hungary—that’s where the TV series is being filmed.
  1. At 2022’s The Game Awards, Funcom released a pre-alpha teaser trailer for Dune: Awakening, their upcoming open world survival MMO game. This offers a first look at footage from the in-game engine.

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