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Welcome To Derry Release Date: When Will the It Prequel Series Hit HBO Max?

Welcome To Derry Release Date: The planned prequel to Andy Muscietti’s hugely popular Stephen King movie It and It Chapter Two is called Welcome to Derry. Work on the It TV series at HBO Max is already well underway, so there’s already a lot to talk about.

The story and pictures are about a town called Derry that is visited by a scary figure called Pennywise every 27 years. Pennywise is an evil clown who comes from another world and can change into many different shapes.

Pennywise is a scary enemy in It and It Chapter Two because he feeds on fear and his favorite food is children. The original Stephen King book and Muscietti’s It movies give hints about Pennywise’s past, like why he changes into a clown, but a lot of it is still unknown.

The new prequel show Welcome to Derry will go into more detail about the killer clown in Derry’s past and show how his reign of terror affects the town for a longer time.

The Most Recent News About Welcome to Derry

In the second half of 2023, there hasn’t been much news about Welcome to Derry. This is likely because of the current SAG-AFTRA strikes. In July 2023, The Peterborough Examiner said that shootings had stopped in Canada’s Port Hope because of the strikes.

Welcome To Derry Release Date

There haven’t been any new details about Andy Muschietti’s It prequel since then, and it’s likely that there won’t be any big Welcome to Derry news until the disagreement between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP is over.

Welcome To Derry Is Confirmed

It was revealed that Welcome to Derry would happen in March 2022 (via Variety), the same month that it was announced that Andy, Barbara, and Jason Fuchs would be producing the It prequel series for HBO Max.

Filming started in 2023, but it had to be put off right away because of the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Welcome To Derry Release Date

There will be no other way to watch Welcome to Derry after it comes out in 2024 on HBO’s streaming service Max. The It spinoff series, on the other hand, was supposed to come out before the SAG-AFTRA strike caused delays.

At this point, there has been no official word about a major delay, but the release date for Welcome to Derry could still be pushed back.

Welcome To Derry Story

Not much is known about the story of Welcome to Derry. Stephen King never wrote a book that came before It, so the story of the HBO show will be totally new.

Welcome To Derry Release Date

Variety reports that the only things that are known for sure are that it will be set in the 1960s and have a story about how Pennywise got his start.

That’s all that’s known about the story of Welcome to Derry until HBO or Andy Muschietti decides to say something else. Most likely, it will be easier to understand when an official trailer or story summary from HBO comes out.

The Cast of Welcome to Derry

A creepy old crumbling house with a twisted old tree in the background Jovan Adepo in a blue shirt looking thoughtful and Chris Chalk in glasses looking amazed.

Some of the players in Welcome to Derry have been named, but there have been no hints about what roles they are playing in HBO’s It prequel series. The following people have been named in Welcome to Derry:

  • Jovan Adepo (Fences, Overlord)
  • Chris Chalk (Gotham, Perry Mason)
  • Taylour Paige (The Toxic Avenger, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
  • James Remar (The Warriors, Sex and the City)
  • Stephen Rider (Instinct, Daredevil)
  • Madeleine Stowe (Revenge, 12 Monkeys)

The prequel series is set many years before the two It movies directed by Andy Buschietti, but it takes place in the same universe. None of the actors will be playing the same parts again. That includes Bill Skarsgård, who seems to have stated that he won’t be coming back to play Pennywise in the Welcome to Derry cast (via Collider).

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