IT prequel series Welcome to Derry is coming to HBO

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There was talk for the first time about the series Welcome to Derry inspired by the horror franchise in March 2022, but variety confirmed that the project is officially in production, adapted for television by Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs. “As teenagers we took turns reading the chapters of It Of Stephen King“, said the Muschiettis.”It it is an epic story that contains many things, far beyond what we have been able to explore in our films. We can’t wait to share the depth of the novel, in all its heart, humor, humanity and horror.”

Welcome to Derry: the plot of the series

Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but the official presentation reads as follows: “Set in the world of the universe of It by Stephen King, Welcome to Derry is based on King’s novel It and expand the vision stability by director Andy Muschietti in feature films It And It Chapter Two.’” “Being able to return to the world of my all-time favorite horror novel and help build the extraordinarily brilliant cinematic universe Andy and Barbara created is more than an opportunity of a lifetime, it’s a dream come true. come true — or perhaps more appropriately, a nightmare,” Fuchs said. Fuchs is writing the script for the first episode of the series, based on a story by him and the Muschiettis. Andy will also direct more episodes, including the first.

The story of Derry continues

“I’m thrilled that the story of Derry, Maine’s most haunted city, is continuing, and I’m glad that Andy Muschietti will supervise the scary festivities,” said Stephen King. “Red balloons all around!”. Andy directed both of the new films Itwhich collectively grossed over $1.1 billion at the global box office upon their release, with the second film set 27 years after the events of the first, with a new adult cast taking over from the children in the first part. It was previously adapted into a two-part miniseries for ABC in 1990, featuring the iconic performance of Tim Curry as Pennywise.

The HBO challenge

“We are thrilled to continue this iconic franchise with diamonds Andy and Barbara MuschiettiJason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max. “This prequel will expand the narrative canvas Of It and will take fans deeper into the terrifying and fascinating city of Derry.” Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti are represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. Fuchs is represented by WME, Brookside Artists Management, Pangea and Bloom Hergott. Kane is represented by Kaplan Perrone Entertainment and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.