HBO Max’s ‘It’ Prequel Series ‘Welcome to Derry’ Finds Its Showrunners

The It franchise continues to grow!

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There’s movement on HBO Max’s It prequel series Welcome to Derry.

According to Variety, Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane are set to showrun the It prequel series Welcome to Derry at HBO Max. The project is expected to serve as a prequel to the recent It films, which were released in 2017 and 2019 and had a combined gross of more than $1.1 billion.

Andy Muschietti directed the two It movies and is expected to helm the pilot of the HBO Max series, which was writen by Jason Fuchs. The two are also executive producing the series alongside Barbara Muschietti, the sister and producing partner of Andy.

Is Bill Skarsgård returning as Pennywise?

Details regarding Welcome to Derry are being kept under lock and key but it’s said that the series explores the origins of Pennywise the Clown, the main antagonist of the It films. The character was played by Bill Skarsgård but his involvement in the series remains unconfirmed at this time.

In addition to Bill Skarsgård, the It movies also starred Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon and Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris. James McAvoy, Jay Ryan, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James Ransone, Isaiah Mustafa and Andy Bean played the older versions of the seven characters.

The It series is based on the 1986 horror novel of the same name by author Stephen King. Besides the two recent movies, It has previously been adapted as a two-part miniseries for ABC, with Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown.

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Source: Variety

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.