Stephen King’s It is getting an HBO Max prequel series set in Derry

A painting of a young Mrs. Kersh and her “father” Bob Gray. | Image: Warner Bros.

In both Stephen King’s original It and Warner Bros.’ recent adaptations of the novel, one of the most alarming things the Losers Club discovers about Pennywise the Dancing Clown is just how long the extra-dimensional being has been terrorizing the people of Derry, Maine. The tiny taste of Pennywise’s history featured in 2019’s It Chapter Two was one of the most memorable moments in the film, and one imagines that’s part of why HBO Max is working on a new It prequel series set in the same world.

Today, HBO Max announced that Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, and Jason Fuchs are developing Welcome to Derry, a new series that “expands the vision” that Andy Muschietti first began crafting while directing It and It Chapter Two.

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