Tabu Joins the Dune Universe: Acclaimed Indian Actress to Star in Dune: Prophecy

Tabu Joins the Dune Universe: Acclaimed Indian Actress to Star in Dune: Prophecy

Tabu, the renowned Indian actress, is set to make her highly anticipated return to Hollywood with her role in the upcoming Max original series, ‘Dune: Prophecy‘. The 52-year-old actress, known for her versatility and critical acclaim, expressed her excitement about being part of the esteemed “Dune” franchise, which has already garnered six Academy Awards.

In an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, Tabu shared her sentiments on joining the cast of Dune: Prophecy, stating, “I am elated to be included in the illustrious franchise, Dune: Prophecy, and to collaborate with some of the most brilliant minds, actors, and crew members in the industry. I am eagerly anticipating bringing this captivating series to audiences worldwide through JioCinema.”

Tabu will portray the character of Sister Francesca, inspired by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s novel, “Sisterhood of Dune.” Her character is described as strong, intelligent, and alluring. In the narrative, upon her awakening, Francesca returns to the Palace where she was once cherished by the Emperor, but her presence disrupts the equilibrium of power in the capital. The ensuing tale is a testament to human emotions and the enigmatic allure of the cosmos.

The science fiction drama series is created by Diane Ademu-John and also stars Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel, Mark Strong, Jade Anouka, Chris Mason, Jodhi May, and Josh Heuston. Focusing on the origins of the Bene Gesserit, an exclusive and powerful sisterhood who undergo intense physical training and mental conditioning to obtain superhuman abilities, it takes place approximately 10,000 years before the events of Herbert’s novel Dune (1965) and serves as a prequel to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021). The series is produced by Legendary Television, with Alison Schapker serving as showrunner, writer, and executive producer.

The excitement surrounding Tabu’s involvement in Dune: Prophecy has been palpable, with fans eagerly awaiting the series’ release. The recent teaser for the show has sparked a frenzy on social media, with netizens trying to spot Tabu in the footage.

Tabu’s foray into the global arena is not new, as she has previously featured in several international films and series, such as “A Suitable Boy,” “Life of Pi,” and “The Namesake.” Her talent and versatility have earned her critical acclaim and a dedicated fan following worldwide.

Dune: Prophecy is scheduled to be released on Max in Fall 2024. Also, the series is all set to stream exclusively on JioCinema.

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