'‘Dune’ Prequel Series Loses Creator Diane Ademu-John as Co-Showrunner

Loses Creator Diane Ademu-John as Co-Showrunner

As HBO

Max’s “Dune” prequel series rounds out its cast and moves into production, the series

WarnerMedia confirms

that series creator and writer Diane Ademu-John has stepped down from her role as co-showrunner

Ademu-John will

remain attached to the series as an executive producer, while Alison Schapker will now serve

Schapker also

serves an executive producer, along with Johan Renck, who will direct the first episode of

According to

Renck’s Instagram, filming on “Dune: The Sisterhood” began in Budapest on Tuesday

Burns, Matthew

King, John Cameron and Cait Collins also executive produce with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and

Villeneuve directed

the 2021 adaptation “Dune,” which was nominated for six Academy Awards

A sequel,

“Dune: Part Two,” is on the way, with a theatrical release set for Nov

Variety exclusively

reported that Ademu-John had joined the series as creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer in July 2021

Adapted from

the novel “Sisterhood of Dune” by Brian Herbert and Kevin J

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