‘It’ Prequel ‘Welcome To Derry’ Ordered To Series By HBO Max


HBO Max have ordered a prequel to Stephen King’s ‘It’, which has the working title ‘Welcome To Derry’, straight to series. The series has been in development by Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, and Jason Fuchs for some time. Andy Muschietti directed and produced both chapters of ‘It’ with Barbara Muschietti also producing and Fuchs was a co-producer on ‘It: Chapter 2’.

Andy Muschietti will direct multiple episodes of the series including the pilot which will be written by Fuchs and based on a story by the Muschiettis and Fuchs. Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will be co-showrunners on the project which will serve as a prequel to Muschietti’s films.

As teenagers, we took turns reading chapters of Stephen King’s IT until the thick paperback fell to pieces. 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.

Andy and Barbara Muschietti

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!

Stephen King

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,

Jason Fuchs

We are thrilled to continue this iconic franchise with the brilliant Andy and Barbara Muschietti, Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane. This prequel will expand the IT storytelling canvas and bring fans deeper into the terrifying, mesmerizing town of Derry.

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max

Andy Muschietti’s ‘It’ and ‘It: Chapter 2’ have made a combined total of more than $1.1 billion worldwide.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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