‘Welcome To Derry’: ‘IT’ Prequel Series In Development From HBO Max

Hannah  - Editor/Instagram Manager
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Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown in 'IT: Chapter Two', Warner Bros.

Following the two successful movies, IT: Chapter One and IT: Chapter Two, HBO Max has begun development on a prequel series for the franchise.

Welcome To Derry is the current title for the project and will be set in the 1960s leading up to the events of the successful 2017 movie that spurred this franchise. The story will apparently feature the origin story of Pennywise the Clown and the beginnings of the 27-year curse that haunts the town of Derry.

Andy Muschietti, director for IT: Chapter One and IT: Chapter Two, will executive produce the series along with Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs. Warner Bros. Television is the studio producing the project, with Warner Bros. having produced the two films. It is currently unknown if any of the cast members from either movie will return for the series.

The franchise is based on the novel by Stephen King, IT, which was published in 1986.

This news was first reported by The Ankler. As this series is still in early development many details are unknown thus far. Be sure to follow along with Nerds and Beyond as the series comes to light!

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By Hannah Editor/Instagram Manager
Hannah joined the Nerds & Beyond team in May 2021. You can likely find her filling her time pronouncing her love for Star Wars, Spider-Man, and many other fabulously nerdy fandoms and topics like video games (find her a fictional character she loves more than Arthur Morgan) — though her first love is for anything spooky. Hannah is based in Denver, CO.
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