What We Know About ‘Welcome to Derry’, the ‘It’ Prequel Series

What We Know About ‘Welcome to Derry’, the ‘It’ Prequel Series

All facts.

In March 2022, the streaming service HBO Max announced «Welcome to Derry» — a prequel to the famous horror movie «It» by Stephen King.

Collected everything that is known about the project.

  • The series takes place in the city of Derry in the 1960s, before the story shown in «It».
  • «Welcome to Derry» will tell you where Pennywise came from — a demonic clown who awakens every 27 years to devour children.
  • The series is executive produced by Andres Muschietti, director of the latest It adaptation, and Jason Fuchs.
  • Muschietti will direct the pilot episode, while Fuchs will write the script for the entire season.
  • It is not known who will play Pennywise. In the latest film adaptation, the role was played by Bill Skarsgård.
  • Stephen King himself approved the prequel idea and said that he would look forward to the series — but he was not involved in its creation.
  • Filming of the series will begin on April 3, 2023 in Toronto, Canada.
  • A release date for Welcome to Derry on HBO Max has yet to be announced.

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