Fimmel will play Desmond Hart, a charismatic soldier with an enigmatic past who seeks to gain the Emperor’s trust at the Brotherhood’s expense. In addition to Watson and Henderson, Fimmel joins the previously announced cast: Indira Varma, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds, and Chloe Lea.
Diane Ademu John is the creator, writer, co-producer and executive producer of the series. Alison Schapker serves as co-producer and executive producer. Johan Renck will direct the premiere episode and executive produce.
Denis Villeneuvewho directed, co-wrote and produced the film dunes 2021, he executive produces with Jon Spaihts, Scott Z. Burns, Matthew King, John Cameron, and Cait Collins, along with author Brian Herbert. Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serve as executive producers for the Frank Herbert estate. Author Kevin J. Anderson serves as co-producer.
The series is co-produced by hbo max Y Legendary Televisionthe television arm of Legendary, which is behind the current film franchise.
This marks the return of the former star of the vikingsFimmel, a hbo maxwhere he headed Raised By Wolves in both seasons of the sci-fi drama.