The renewed streamer MAX continues preparations Welcome to Derrya prequel series to the two films ITfrom the director Andy Muschiettiyou just did official the return of Bill Skarsgård reprising his role as Pennywise. The actor will also be one of the executive producers (via Deadline).

Skarsgard joins those previously confirmed Taylour Paige (Zola), Jovan Adepo (Watchmen), Chris Chalk (Perry Mason), James Remar (Oppenheimer), as protagonists, with Madeleine Stowe (Revenge), y Stephen Rider (Daredevil) in recurring guest role and regular role, respectively.

The series that will expand the world of the clown Pennywise, created by Stephen Kingto the small screen, is an original production with Andy and his sister Bárbara Muschietti as executive producers alongside Jason Fuchs y Brad Caleb Kane as coshowrunners and executive producers.

Fuchs co-produced IT: Chapter Two; Andy directed both the 2017 and 2019 adaptations, while Barbara produced them. The Muschietti brothers, together with Fuchs, developed the story of the series, with Fuchs as the screenwriter.

Andy Muschietti is also on board the prequel series as director of four of the nine episodes of the first season.

The official description generatesl of the series is as follows:

“Set in the world of Stephen King's 'It' universe, 'Welcome to Derry' is based on King's novel 'It' and expands on the vision established by filmmaker Andy Muschietti in the feature films 'It' and 'It Chapter Two.' '”.

The exact details of the plot are currently being kept under lock and key in some sewer, although this is what was previously discussed:

The plot of the prequel series will begin in the year the time before the events of IT: Part One (2017), the film based on the horror novel by Stephen King.”

“Also The plot is said to include the origin story of Pennywise the Clown, as well as the dawn of the 27 year curse that haunts small town Maine.”

Warner Bros. Television It is the study that supports the project. Warner Bros. is the studio behind the Muschietti film adaptations, IT: Part One (2017), IT: Part Two (2019), which became a commercial success for the studio, accumulating more than $1 billion at the global box office. Prior to its arrival on the big screen, the novel IT was adapted for the small screen in 1990, in ABC miniseries format, with Tim Curry playing Pennywise.

Welcome to Derry It had originally scheduled its premiere for Halloween 2024, however a few months ago it was announced that the launch was postponed to 2025.


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