It has been confirmed that an ‘IT‘ prequel series based on the popular Stephen King novel is currently in production at HBO Max. Titled Welcome to Derry, the series will take place in the ‘1960s and will be a direct predecessor to the 2017 film It: Chapter One. It will focus on the origins of the curse that comes to haunt the small town of Maine for the next 27 years and provide an original story for the legendary Pennywise the Clown.
An ‘IT’ prequel series ‘WELCOME TO DERRY’ is in early works at HBO Max.
The series would likely explore the origin story of Pennywise the Clown as well as the dawn of the 27-year curse that haunts the small Maine town.
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Andy Muschietti, who also directed the 2017 film It: Chapter One and its sequel It: Chapter Two, will return to write and executive-produce the series alongside Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs. The events of the series will lead to those of the first It film.