Where can you catch Dune: Prophecy when it airs in Australia?

Our Petit Perception suggests Dune: Prophecy will be streaming on Binge and Foxtel Now if all goes to plan. 

Brodie Fogg
May 16, 2024
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As one of the biggest post-COVID blockbusters, it was always a matter of time before we got a new Dune TV series for the streaming generation. But the matter of time was, well, complicated. Originally announced back in 2019 as Dune: The Sisterhood as an HBO Max original, Dune: The Sisterhood promised a prequel to the movie inspired by the book Sisterhood of Dune, with Denis Villeneuve set to direct the first episode. Then COVID happened and the world came to a halt, delaying the release of Dune and just about every other blockbuster movie in production. After development on the series finally resumed in 2023, Denis Villeneuve dropped out and was replaced by Johan Renck (Chernobyl) who also left soon after alongside one of the series’ leads Shirley Henderson.

Warner Bros. merged with Discovery, HBO Max rebranded to Max and the company’s new CEO David Zaslav took an axe to various TV shows and movies in production. Then whispers about the Dune TV series sort of fizzled out for a while. That is until Dune: Part Two went on to gross over US$700 million globally. That last little tidbit seems to have pushed things along because not only do we finally have a teaser trailer for the series, which was announced as Dune: Prophecy, but also more details on the stacked cast and a release window.

Where will Dune: Prophecy be streaming?


Normally, we could almost guarantee that, as a highly-anticipated Max TV show, Dune: Prophecy would almost certainly be streaming on Binge and Foxel Now when it airs later in 2024 but things are in a bit of a weird place at the moment. For one, Max has recently confirmed plans to launch its own streaming service in Australia in 2025, which could spell trouble for Foxtel's long-standing distribution deal with HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery. There's also the fact that, not all Max content makes its way to Foxtel Now or Binge these days. Some TV shows end up on Stan, some don't release locally at all. We've got no doubt that Dune: Prophecy will stream somewhere in Australia but even if not, there's always the option to access Max from Australia by using a VPN

We'll update this page with more specific details on where to stream Dune: Prophecy closer to its release. 

When does Dune: Prophecy release in Australia?

Again, the details here are vague. All we know from the teaser that Max released is that Dune: Prophecy will air sometime during the US Fall, in 2024 so any time between September and December if there are no further delays. It's not confirmed whether Dune: Prophecy will release all episodes at once or drip-feed them week-by-week, but the latter seems to be the way Warner Bros. Discovery and Max like to handle big releases like House of the Dragon

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Deal: 10-day free trial
$35/mth
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What is Dune: Prophecy about?


Dune: Prophecy is a prequel to the 2021 movie Dune set around 10,000 years before the rise of Paul Atriedes’ rise to power on Arrakis. It’s an origin story of sorts for the movies’ shadow puppet masters, the Bene Gesserit sisterhood of which Paul’s mother Jessica is a devout member and practitioner.

Often referred to as witches in the universe of Dune, the Bene Gesserit is an all-women organisation made up of nuns, spies and scientists who commonly find power through sociological and theological engineering to gain influence across the galaxy. They use tools and mystic abilities like The Voice to influence people of power and spread fear through the galaxy.

There isn’t a whole lot of information on the TV show itself, besides the teaser trailer, which shows a glimpse at a few conspiring Bene Gesserit, as Bene Gesserit are known to do. It does, however, reveal an impressive first look at the cast. The focus seems to be on Emily Watson’s Valya Harkonnen and Olivia Williams’ Tula Harkonnen, but we also see Camilla Beeput, who has been cast as Reverend Mother Dorotea, Sarah Lam portraying Hagal Truthsayer, and Mark Strong as Emperor Javicco Corrino.

How does Binge compare?


Binge is an on-demand streaming library that's run by Foxtel subsidiary Hubbl. It's  currently the more affordable way to get Foxtel's premium drama and blockbuster movies.Like Netflix, Binge offers three plan tiers, starting from $10 per month for Binge with ads. Here's how Binge compares with other Australian streaming services. 

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Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$7.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth
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Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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