'Vikings' Travis Fimmel to star in HBO Max's 'Dunes' prequel

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 HBO Max's Dune prequel to star Travis Fimmel from Vikings

Travis Fimmel, the 43-year-old actor best known for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in the epic television series Vikings on the History Channel, joined the cast of the Dune prequel – "Dune: The Sisterhood" on HBO Max.

This will be Fimmel's second film on HBO Max. The Australian actor previously starred in the HBO Max sci-fi drama Raised by Wolves.

has grossed over $400 million worldwide.

According to the Dune prequel storyline released by HBO Max, the series takes place approximately 10,000 years before the events of Dune, and the series will be based on the novel The Sisterhood of Dune, written by Kevin J. Anderson with Brian Herbert.

The official storyline description reads: “The series follows the Harkonnen sisters (Emily Watson, Shirley Henderson) as they fight against forces that threaten the future of humanity and create a legendary sect known as the Bene Gesserit.”

” ;Fimmel will play Desmond Hart, a charismatic soldier with a mysterious past who seeks to win the Emperor's trust at the expense of the Sisterhood, — added HBO Max to its official logline. In addition to Hollywood and streaming influencers such as Watson, Henderson and Fimmel, the cast will also include newcomers such as Sarah-Sophie Bussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Aoife Hinds and Chloe Lee.

In addition to the series "Vikings" on History TV, which aired from 2013 to 2017, Fimmel directed the cast of the legendary Warcraft, the studio behind Dune. debuted spectacularly back in October 2021, with a prequel expected in November 2023.

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