Get ready to float again down to Derry, Maine.

As Variety is reporting, HBO Max has officially pulled the trigger on the IT (2017) prequel series, currently being referred to as Welcome to Derry.

The show will begin in the 1960s in the time leading up to the events of “It: Part One,” the 2017 film based on the Stephen King horror novel. The story is also said to include the origin story of Pennywise the Clown.

Andy Muschietti, who directed “It: Part One” and 2019’s “It: Part Two,” is attached to executive produce the series along with Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs. According to sources, the Muschiettis and Fuchs developed the story for the show with Fuchs writing the script. Andy would also direct the first episode should the project go to series. the A writers’ room is now open. Warner Bros. Television is the studio behind the project, with WB having produced the two films.

What do you make of this news bit? Are you interested in a prequel series for IT? Did you even enjoy that movie? Or do you think this is something you will have to pass on? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the movie-loving world know your thoughts!


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