Pennywise the Clown will return to torment children in Derry with a new prequel series based on “It” currently in the works at HBO Max…
It looks like we’ll all float again soon.
A prequel series to the horror film “It” — which actually became two films “It: Chapter One” and “It: Chapter Two.” — is being developed at HBO Max.
The series is currently being titled “Welcome to Derry” with the show beginning in the 1960s with plans to also reveal the origin story behind Pennywise the Clown, who was played by Bill Skarsgard in the two films. The series is expected to lead directly up to the events that unfolded in 2017’s “It: Chapter One,” which took place in 1988.
The two “It” films based on the book by Stephen King grossed over $1.1 billion at the global box office, which obviously kept Warner Bros. interested in potentially returning to the series at some point in the future.
Andy Muschietti, who directed “It: Chapter One” and “It: Chapter Two,” is returning as an executive producer alongside Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs, who developed the story for the series and he’s also expected to write the script for at least the pilot episode.
As of now, the “It” prequel is just in development so there’s no word if the show gets picked up to series that Skarsgard would return to portray Pennywise again, although it would seem likely that would happen.
For now let the speculation begin on what exactly will unfold when more details about “Welcome to Derry” are revealed.