It was announced by writer Shelley Meals that the prequel series to It (2017) and It: Chapter Two, which is based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King in 1986, is well on its way to becoming a series for HBO Max.
The Pennywise show on HBO Max will serve as a prequel to the films in the franchise. Here is all that is currently known concerning the release date of the It prequel series, including the cast and crew that has been confirmed and expected, as well as any story leaks or details.
The majority of Stephen King’s works take place in made-up towns that are situated in the state of Maine, and Derry is no exception. Although we only observe It devouring children, the history of Derry is entwined with that of It, a Lovecraftian entity that is said to be capable of devouring entire worlds as well as children.
Welcome to Derry: Release Date
It has been given a full series production commitment by the streaming provider HBO Max, which will have exclusive broadcasting rights in the United States for the series.
According to Collider, the start date of filming for the series has not yet been determined; however, if production begins this year, the series may make its debut in 2023, which would coincide with the Halloween season of the following year.
Insights of Pennywise’s 36-year history were revealed in Warner’s earlier works, solidifying the creature’s terrible hold on Derry for centuries. The Losers’ Club acknowledged Pennywise’s significance in several pivotal events, but his backstory was never fully developed.
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Who Will Be Included in the Cast?
The cast of Welcome to Derry will mostly include the members from Pennywise, It and its sequel. Tim Curry played Pennywise in the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,”.
It also starred Richard Thomas as Bill Denbrough, Annette O’Toole as Beverly Marsh, John Ritter as Ben Hanscom, Harry Anderson as Richie Tozier, Dennis Christopher as Eddie Kaspbrak, Tim Reid as Mike Hanlon, and Richard Masur as Stanley Uris.
The cast members of It (2017) include:
- 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
- Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris
- Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise
The cast members of It (2019) include:
- Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh
- James McAvoy as William Denbrough
- Bill Hader as Richie Tozier
- Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon
- Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom
- James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak
- Andy Bean as Stanley Uris
Maturin, a cosmic entity opposed to It, could be introduced in Welcome to Derry. The Earth is resting on his shell. The slowness of his mind is matched only by its unfailing generosity. We are all in his thoughts at the same time. It is upon his shoulders that all promises are made. Aware of the facts, he may be unable to help.
He adores the outdoors, the ocean, and kids like Jake Chambers from The Dark Tower’s Losers Club.
We also have word that Bob Grey, better known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, has his backstory explored in the episode. Being a metamorphosing entity, It can assume any form, making It the embodiment of all your worst fears. But Pennywise is It’s most common alias and has become a household name thanks to the franchise.
What Will Be the Storyline of Welcome to Derry?
It has been speculated that the series will take place in the 1960s, before The Losers Club came together. It will investigate where Pennywise came from, the demon. Additionally, the series may investigate how Pennywise’s brutality has persisted for millennia, given that the monster reappears every 27 years.
From Stephen King’s 1986 novel to Andy Muschietti’s 2017 and 2019 remakes, the book has become a mainstay of the horror genre. Pennywise the Dancing Clown terrorises the town of Derry, which serves as the setting for the flicks. The first movie follows the kids in the Losers Club in the 1960s, while the second starts up with them as adults when Pennywise returns to their town.
Bill Skarsgrd portrayed the homicidal clown in the most current film adaption. For the first time, audiences have a glimpse inside Pennywise’s 36-year history, thanks to Warner’s prior works, which further solidifies the monster’s disastrous hold on Derry over the course of several millennia.
In addition to the Losers Club acknowledging his role in numerous pivotal moments, we never learn much more about Pennywise’s backstory. The new HBO Max spinoff series aims to change that. Warner’s prior works shed light on Pennywise’s 36-year history, solidifying the creature’s centuries-long destructive hold on Derry.
Even while the Losers Club acknowledged Pennywise’s influence in several pivotal instances, these beginnings were never explored in detail.
Welcome to Derry: Trailer
The trailer of Welcome to Derry is not released as of now. Here is the trailer of IT given below: