2020 will be a good year for readers (and viewers) who missed adventuring on Frank Herbert’s Arrakis, also known as Dune, the desert planet on which rival oligarchs fight for control of a resource that holds the key to intergalactic travel and human transcendence.
We’ve known for some time that Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) was directing a new film adaptation of Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi classic, Dune, which will be released in December 2020. Villeneuve will also be serving as executive producer for a prequel spin-off series for HBO Max called Dune: The Sisterhood.
If that wasn’t enough, Entertainment Weekly broke the news that a three-part graphic novel based on the original story will be published by Abrams Books, with the first volume hitting shelves in October.
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, authors who’ve written multiple Dune sequels, will write the graphic novel. It’ll be illustrated by another pair of frequent collaborators, Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín, and feature covers designed by Bill Sienkiewicz.
You can see a few images of characters including Paul Atreides, Duke Leto, and Lady Jessica at EW.