It Prequel Series ‘Welcome to Derry’ in the Works at HBO Max
A prequel series to It is in the works at HBO Max. The series, currently called Welcome to Derry is set to take place in the 1960s and will lead up to the events of It: Part One. 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 Stephen King should shed some light on how Pennywise found his way to Derry and tormented Georgie and ‘The Losers Club.’
HBO Max has been a popular destination for series based on popular franchises. The most recent one is the spinoff series based on Matt Reeves ‘The Batman‘ which has Colin Farrell‘s The Penguin returning as Oswald Cobblepot. There are also talks of the possible spinoff centering on the infamous Arkham Asylum with talks of Barry Keoghan‘s The Joker possibly playing a role in the film. There is also a series coming set in the Dune universe as well.
There is no anticipated release date for the series or what streaming service the series might float its way to.
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