SPACE: The Imagination Station is going to present the Canadian television premiere of Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, a six-hour epic miniseries based on Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, the second and third novels in Herbert’s award-winning, six-volume Dune saga. Children of Dune marks the first time either book has been adapted for the big or small screen. This long-awaited sequel to the Emmy Award-winning Frank Herbert’s DUNE airs in three parts on Sunday, April 13, 20 and 27 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
Written for the screen by John Harrison (who also adapted and directed Frank Herbert’s DUNE) and directed by television veteran Greg Yaitanes, this epic adaptation will once again feature an ensemble cast. Reprising their roles from the first miniseries are Alec Newman as Paul Atreides, Julie Cox as Irulan, Barbara Kodetova as Chani, Ian McNeice as the Baron Harkonnen and P.H. Moriarty as Gurney Halleck. New additions to the cast include Alice Krige as Lady Jessica, Edward Atterton as Duncan Idaho, Steven Berkoff as Stilgar and Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon as the deliciously evil Princess Wensicia.
Children of Dune continues the saga of Paul “Muad’Dib” Atreides, 12 years after he takes over as the Emperor of the planet Arrakis (“Dune”). Arrakis, under Muad’Dib’s rule experiences a renaissance, until conspiracy threatens to rob Muad’Dib of his throne and his life. The future of humanity rests in the hands of Muad’Dib’s heirs – specifically his son, Leto II, who must decide whether or not sacrificing his own humanity will save Arrakis and humanity itself.