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Coming to Max: Bollywood Actress Tabu Joins Cast of ‘Dune: Prophecy’ Television Series 

Coming to Max: Bollywood Actress Tabu Joins Cast of ‘Dune: Prophecy’ Television Series 

  • She will play the recurring role of Sister Francesca who is strong, intelligent, and alluring.

Bollywood actress Tabu has joined the cast of “Dune: Prophecy,” the upcoming science fiction television series set in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert, for the streaming service Max. Tabu will play the recurring role of Sister Francesca, whom Variety describes as “strong, intelligent, and alluring.” The entertainment portal says the character “leaves a lasting impression in her wake. Once a great love of the Emperor, her return to the palace strains the balance of power in the capital.”

One of the most celebrated actresses of Indian cinema, Tabu was last in “Crew,” alongside Kriti Sanon and Kareena Kapoor. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice — one for “Maachis” and the other for “Chandni Bar.” She has received recognition for her roles in films like “Cheeni Kum,” “Haider,” and “Andhadhun,” and has received seven Filmfare Awards. She has also appeared in productions including “Life of Pi,” “The Namesake,” and the BBC miniseries “A Suitable Boy.”

Along with Tabu, the cast for “Dune: Prophecy” includes Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel, Johdi May, Mark Strong, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Josh Heuston, Chloe Lea, Jade Anouka, Faoileann Cunningham, Edward Davis, Aoife Hinds, Chris Mason, and Shalom Brune-Franklin.

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The “Dune” saga has enjoyed immense success with the release of two films, collectively grossing over $1.1 billion worldwide. “Dune: Part Two” was released in March this year starring Zendaya, Austin Butler, and Timothee Chalamet.

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