'It' Gets a Prequel Series: Everything to Know About 'Welcome to Derry'
"Tasty, tasty, beautiful fear."
Pennywise the Clown's reign of terror continues: It is getting a prequel series called Welcome to Derry.
“As teenagers, we took turns reading chapters of Stephen King’s It until the thick paperback fell to pieces,” Barbara and Andrew Muschietti said in a statement announcing the series. “It is an epic story that contains multitudes, far beyond what we could explore in our It movies. We can’t wait to share the depths of Steve’s novel, in all its heart, humor, humanity and horror.”
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The smash hit horror films It and It: Chapter Two, based on the iconic Stephen King novel, released in 2017 and 2019, were two of the biggest horror blockbusters ever, raking in $1.1 billion at the global box office.
King gushed of the show, “I’m excited that the story of Derry, Maine’s most haunted city, is continuing, and I’m glad Andy Muschietti is going to be overseeing the frightening festivities, along with a brain trust including his talented sister, Barbara. Red balloons all around!”
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“To be able to return to the world of my all-time favorite horror novel and help build upon the singularly brilliant cinematic universe created by Andy and Barbara is more than the opportunity of a lifetime, it’s a dream come true — or, maybe more appropriately, a nightmare,” It Chapter Two co-producer Jason Fuchs said.
Here's everything we know so far about Welcome to Derry.
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Is Welcome to Derry coming out?
No release or premiere date has yet been set for Welcome to Derry, which is still in pre-production.
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Where can I watch Welcome to Derry?
Welcome to Derry will air on HBO and stream on HBO Max.
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What is Welcome to Derry going to be about?
Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, said in a statement, “This prequel will expand the It storytelling canvas and bring fans deeper into the terrifying, mesmerizing town of Derry.”
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Who is in the Welcome to Derry cast?
No cast members have yet been announced for Welcome to Derry. It remains to be seen if Bill Skarsgård will reprise his role as Pennywise the Clown.
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How many episodes will Welcome to Derry be?
An official episode count for Welcome to Derry hasn't been revealed yet.
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