After Vikings, Travis Fimmel finds a leading role in a highly anticipated series
Travis Fimmel, known for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in the series Vikings, joins the cast of a highly anticipated SF series.
Since his departure from the Vikings series in 2017, Travis Fimmel has distinguished himself in a few films, such as Dreamland, and in series, such as Raised by Wolves and That Dirty Black Bag, but he has never found a role of the same scale as that of Ragnar Lothbrok.
His new project, just announced, will he put him back in the light? The Australian actor has been chosen to play the main male role in a spin-off of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which was a hit at the box office.
Travis Fimmel thus joins the cast of the series Dune: The Sisterhood, expected for 2023 on HBO Max, according to Deadline. Based on the cult literary series by Frank Herbert, this prequel is set 10,000 years before the rise of Paul Atreides, the character played by Timothée Chalamet in the film and its sequel, currently in production.
The series will follow the Harkonnen sisters, played by Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson, as they battle the forces that threaten the future of humanity and establish the legendary sect known as the Bene Gesserit.
For his part, Travis Fimmel will play Desmond Hart, a charismatic soldier with an enigmatic past who seeks to win the Emperor’s trust at the expense of the sorority. The rest of the cast will include Indira Varma, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds and Chloe Lea.
Filming for the series kicked off this month at Origo Film studios in Budapest, Hungary, where Denis Villeneuve and his team shot much of Dune: Part 1. The Canadian filmmaker was set to direct the series pilot but he is finally replaced by Johan Renck (Chernobyl).
Diane Ademu-John, who served as a screenwriter on Empire, The Originals and The Haunting of Bly Manor, serves as the series’ creator, producer and co-showrunner with Alison Schapker, known for her work on Fringe, Alias and Altered Carbon.