“I’ll show you how to float.”
Welcome to Derry–the small-screen prequel series to the two It feature films–is moving forward after months of stagnation, as two showrunners are now on board, according to a report in Variety.
Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will run the day-to-day operations of the HBO Max series that is currently in production.
The show reportedly will be set in the 1960s and will explore the backstory of Pennywise the Clown and the curse on the Maine town of Derry–made famous by Stephen King’s classic 1986 novel and the two films in 2017 and 2019.
Fuchs has written the script for the first episode of the series–which does not yet have a debut window–based on a story he wrote with Andy and Barbara Muschietti, the director and producer of the It features.
The film It–directed by Muschietti from a screenplay by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman–is set in Derry and tells the horrifying story of The Losers’ Club, a group of seven outcast children who are terrorized by Pennywise.
A critical and commercial success, It earned more than $700 million worldwide on a $35-million budget and gave birth to the 2019 sequel, It Chapter Two.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Welcome to Derry on HBO Max.