Welcome To Derry Release Date: When The “It” Prequel Is Coming?

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Pennywise will return to Derry earlier than everyone anticipated, therefore ending the spell that has been placed on him for the past 27 years.

An announcement on the production of a “It” prequel series was made by HBO Max on March 29. The series will provide us with a look at the evil crimes that the razor-toothed killer clown committed before Georgie met his untimely end in the dreary sewer drain.

According to Deadline, the series will be based on the iconic horror novel by Stephen King and would investigate life in Derry in the time leading up to Pennywise’s rant against the Losers Club. Continue reading to learn more about the disturbing new series.

What is Welcome To Derry is all about?

The planned “It” series, which was written by Jason Fuchs and executive produced by Andy Muschietti, takes place in the town of Derry, Maine, at a time when the Losers Club had not yet been established.

Following in the footsteps of Stephen King’s novel and the horror film franchise that was inspired by it, “Welcome to Derry” will focus on a group of friends.

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Who are compelled to confront their deepest phobias after children in the town of Derry start going missing at the hands of a psychotic clown known as Pennywise.

According to Deadline, the events that took place prior to the release of “It: Chapter One” in 2017 will be depicted in the series

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Who we can expect to see in Welcome To Derry?

Tim Curry played Pennywise in the original 1990 “It” miniseries, which 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.

Jaeden Lieberher played Bill Denbrough in the 2017 film “It: Chapter One,” which also starred Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak.

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Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, and Bill Skarsgrd as Pennywise. Jessica Chastain played Beverly Marsh, James McAvoy played William Denbrough, Bill Hader played Richie Tozier.

Isaiah Mustafa played Mike Hanlon, Jay Ryan played Ben Hanscom, James Ransone played Eddie Kaspbrak, and Andy Bean played Stanley Uris in the 2019 sequel “It: Chapter Two.”

Although the “It” prequel series’ cast hasn’t been officially revealed, we wouldn’t mind seeing the actors from the reboot return for the entire run, or maybe an appearance from the original author.

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Welcome To Derry release date

Due to the fact that the series is still in the process of being developed, it is currently unknown when the show will make its debut on HBO Max. On the other hand, it is not probable to be in the year 2022.

Welcome To Derry developments?

Stephen King’s IT is a well-loved narrative among aficionados of the horror genre. This is largely due to the fact that the story merely hints at a much broader mythology that haunts the town of Derry, Maine.

The writers’ room for the planned HBO Max series Welcome to Derry has already officially begun work.

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If things continue as they are, it is impossible to say when the series will begin filming; nevertheless, if it begins production at any point in 2018, it is possible that it may premiere some time in 2023.

It is easy to see why releasing the first episode of Welcome to Derry on a streaming service just in time for the Halloween season the following year may be the best possible timing for the release of the show.

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Writer of Welcome To Derry share information about the show

Shelley Meals, a writer, said the following on her Twitter account: “The first day of the writers room for WELCOME TO DERRY! We are floating in this area.”

In addition, the tweet contained a spooky picture taken in the office where the series was filmed, which depicted the sinister red balloon that was used to lure youngsters into becoming victims of Pennywise.

Is King involved in Welcome To Derry?

King recently revealed that he is not participating in Welcome to Derry and probably won’t write any additional stories involving the characters, despite the fact that he has actively participated in a number of adaptations of his books over the years.

Well, as I said on The Losers Club podcast, I no longer have a relationship with Pennywise. “It’s in the hands of those who are doing this since I have no intention of returning to IT.

In any case, Andy and Barbara [Muschietti] are discussing performing Welcome to Derry. And they have, I believe, a handshake agreement with HBO Max.”

Even though he isn’t actively working on the project, the author appears to share the fans’ enthusiasm.

More “It” Spinoffs?

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There is also the miniseries from 1990 with Tim Curry playing the role of Pennywise, which can be watched in the event that the show does not make it to the small screen.

When considering the level of success enjoyed by the Chucky television series, Welcome to Derry has the potential to be a terrific companion piece to the It films that have been resurrected.

Ultimately, the premise seems wonderful and the series seems like it will appeal to fans of the movies. I really hope that HBO Max makes the decision to move forward with it.

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