Prophecy’ Casts ‘Succession’ Alum Jihae (EXCLUSIVE) : ‘Dune

The Max prequel series “Dune Prophecy” has added Jihae in a recurring guest star role, Variety has learned exclusively

Published Time: 15.05.2024 - 03:31:31 Modified Time: 15.05.2024 - 03:31:31

The Max prequel series “Dune: Prophecy” has added Jihae in a recurring guest star role, Variety has learned exclusively.

The South Korean actress, musician, and multimedia artist is the latest casting to be announced for the series, after Variety exclusively reported that Indian superstar Tabu would also be appearing in the show.

The series was originally commissioned in 2019 under the title “Dune: The Sisterhood.” It is inspired by the novel “Sisterhood of Dune” written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The official logline states, “From the expansive universe of ‘Dune,’ created by acclaimed author Frank Herbert, and 10,000 years before the ascension of Paul Atreides, ‘Dune: Prophecy’ follows two Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect that will become known as the Bene Gesserit.”

Jihae will play Reverend Mother Kasha, described as “the Emperor’s own Truthsayer and confidant. Reverend Mother Kasha occupies a position of great influence in the Imperium. But when a new challenge leads her to question the Sisterhood’s intentions, she finds her role increasingly difficult to navigate.”

Jihae most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Succession” in the role of PR consultant Berry Schneider. She has also appeared in shows like “Altered Carbon” at Netflix, in which she performed the title track from her album “Illusion of You.” Her performance of “I Got You Unde -

r My Skin” by Cole Porter is also featured in her episode. She previosuly starred in the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer-produced Nat Geo series “Mars,” playing two leading roles as twins, and in the Peter Jackson film “Mortal Engines.”

She is repped by Innovative Artists, Untitled Entertainment, and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.

“Dune: Prophecy” will also star: Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel, Johdi May, Mark Strong, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Josh Heuston, Chloe Lea, Jade Anouka, Faoileann Cunningham, Edward Davis, Aoife Hinds, Chris Mason, and Shalom Brune-Franklin. The series has had a long road to the screen, including multiple showrunner changes and a creative reset in 2023.

Alison Schapker serves as showrunner and executive producer. Diane Ademu-John co-developed the series and serves as executive producer. Anna Foerster executive produced and directed multiple episodes including the first. Jordan Goldberg, Mark Tobey, John Cameron, Matthew King, Scott Z. Burns, and Jon Spaihts executive produce with Brian Herbert, along with Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert as executive producers for the Frank Herbert estate. Anderson serves as co-producer. The series is co-produced by Max and Legendary Television with Legendary also producing the film franchise.

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