Welcome to Derry: It Prequel Series Finds Its Showrunners
The prequel series to Stephen King‘s It continues to make headway at HBO Max. The series, currently called Welcome to Derry, which is set to take place in the 1960s and will lead up to the events of It: Part One has found its showrunners according to a report from Variety.
The project which was revealed to be in development earlier in the year will bring in Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane as showrunners. The series is also looking to explore the origin story of Pennywise the Clown. Andy Muschietti, who directed the 2017 and 2019 adaptations of It is set to executive produce the series alongside Barbara Muschietti. Jason Fuchs will also be returning to pen the series and executive produce.
Although no confirmation of any of the cast returning to reprise their roles, including the origin of Pennywise makes the series a very intriguing addition to the franchise that collectively grossed $1.1 billion worldwide with the 2017 and 2019 adaptations. The exploration of the town and the evil dancing clown that comes from the horror icon King should shed some light on how Pennywise found his way to Derry and tormented Georgie and ‘The Losers Club.’
The report also details that Fuchs was on board for the project for some time now and is even credited with penning the script for the debut episode. He penned the story alongside Andy and Barbara Muschietti. As previously mentioned, Andy directed the remake films with Barbara serving as producer on the films, and Fuchs was involved in It: Chapter Two which he joined as a producer as well. The trio certainly knows their way around Derry and the universe of It and it should further cement the project as one that holds potential.
There is no anticipated release date for the series or what streaming service the series might float its way to.