Airdate: Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune

ChildrenofDuneSecondskinGO! will air Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, a 2003 sequel to the 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert’s Dune.

The Sci Fi Channel contracted writer/director Harrison to write a sequel using his idea to combine Frank Herbert’s subsequent novels, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune.

He has said in interviews that he believed both novels to be two parts of the same story, which essentially concludes the story of House Atreides.

Twelve long years have passed since Paul Maud’dib Atreides (Alec Newman) rose to power on the embattled desert planet Arrakis, having avenged the traitorous plot against his royal family. His battle to vanquish what is left of the Old Imperial armies in the universe has continued, but secret enemies still plot to gain control of the mysterious life force of Dune. In this stunning epic miniseries, sequel to “Frank Herbert’s Dune,” the son of Maud’dib’ will grow to become ruler of the powerful House of Atreides. But his rise will unleash unimaginable forces that will once again threaten the peace and stability of this royal regime.

The cast includes James McAvoy and Susan Sarandon. Although it was a 3 part 266 min miniseries, GO! will air as a 195min show 2 parter, at 8:30pm Friday Oct 2nd.


  1. now my EPG is showing all 3 parts will air on friday in a massive marathon from 8:30pm to 1:30am. now i’m wondering what will take the place of the third part in the friday the 9th schedule.

  2. David, actually nothing is being edited from the mini-series. Part 1 & 2 air Friday 2 Oct while Part 3 airs Friday 9th October followed by the original 1984 Dune at 10.15pm.

  3. Way to GO!

    How can they cut over an hour from it, why would they, if i was not going overseas and had decent digital tv reception (which i dont, despite being in doncaster east, vic) i would be pissed.

    Perhaps ill just get it on DVD when i get back.

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