Overview

Frank Herbert's Children of Dune is a three-part miniseries written by John Harrison and directed by Greg Yaitanes, based on Frank Herbert's novels Dune Messiah and Children of Dune. First broadcast in the United States on March 16, 2003, Children of Dune is the sequel to the 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune and produced by the Sci Fi Channel. As of 2004, this miniseries and its predecessor were two of the three highest-rated programs ever to be broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel.

In 2003, the critically acclaimed miniseries won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

  1. John Harrison

    Creator

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jessica Brooks

    Jessica Brooks

    Ghanima Atreides

  2. Martin McDougall

    Martin McDougall

    Scytale

  3. Alice Krige

    Alice Krige

    Lady Jessica

  4. Edward Atterton

    Edward Atterton

    Duncan Idaho

  5. Steven Berkoff

    Steven Berkoff

    Stilgar

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Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

Season 1

2003 | 3 Episodes

Under Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides' rule as Emperor, the planet Arrakis has enjoyed a renaissance. However, the revolution that Muad'dib inspired has transformed into a brutal jihad that has plunged all of humanity into a bitter, neverending cycle of interstellar war. Now a conspiracy on Arrakis threatens to rob Muad'Dib of his throne and his life. The future of all of humanity might well rest in the hands of Muad'dib's young, vulnerable heirs - Leto II and his sister, Ghanima. Idealistic young Leto, however, fiercely resists his destiny as a force for sweeping changes, both on Arrakis and in the universe at large. Unfortunately, the time for Leto to take action is drawing near, and friends and enemies are difficult to tell apart on Arrakis, where the only thing more precious than water is the Spice, a substance found only on Arrakis that makes possible interstellar space travel; extends life; and enables people who ingest it to have clairvoyant visions of distant places and of the future. With the rule of Arrakis and the freedom of all humanity hanging in the balance, Leto must risk sacrificing his own humanity in order to save those who would see him destroyed.

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Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

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Status Ended

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Certification

  • 12

    Meaning

    The broadcaster must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 88m, 266m

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