HBO Max Plotting “It” Prequel Series “Welcome to Derry”

Bill Skarsgård in
Bill Skarsgård in "It"

Two It movies earned over $1.1 billion at the box office, so it was just a matter of time before Warner Bros. expanded this successful franchise. They joined forces with HBO Max for a prequel series Welcome to Derry, taking place before the events of the two movies.

Jason Fuchs will be in charge of writing the project and he’ll executive produce it alongside the director of It movies Andy Muschietti. He previously discussed the possibility of working on the third It movie and said there’s still a lot left to explore in this universe.

“There is a whole mythology to the book though… It [aka Pennywise] has been on Earth for millions of years. He’s been in contact with humans for hundreds of years, every 27 years. So you can imagine the amount of material,” Muschietti told io9.

HBO Max is yet to share any details about the series, and the return of Bill Skarsgård in the role of Pennywise is yet to be confirmed. He played the iconic villain in two It movies from 2017 and 2019, based on Stephen King’s novel, which centered on the group of misfit children trying to face Pennywise and reuniting to destroy him once and for all as adults.