‘Welcome To Derry’ Series To Serve As Prequel To ‘It’

by Thomas Tuna

Even an eternal evil like Pennywise has an origin.

Warner Bros. reportedly is working with HBO Max to tell the story behind Stephen King’s classic 1986 novel It that was adapted to the screen in 2017 and 2019. The prequel show–Welcome to Derry–will explore the backstory of Pennywise the Clown and the curse on the town, according to a report on theankler.com.

The story–reportedly developed by Andy and Barbara Muschietti (the director and producer of the It features)–will be set in the 1960s. A writers’ room has also been set up to work on a screenplay, reports said.

There is no news yet concerning casting, but fans certainly will clamor for the return of Bill Skarsgard as the demonic clown. So, as always, stay tuned.

The film It–helmed by Andy Muschietti from a screenplay by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman–is set in Derry, Maine 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 spawned the 2019 sequel, It Chapter Two.

With several questions marks looming over this project, keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Welcome to Derry on HBO Max.


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