Stephen King’s Terrifying ‘It’ Gets a Prequel Series on HBO Max

Variety let it be known that a prequel to the famous franchise Item is on the way. This time it is an in-development series for HBO Max. As confirmed by the sources of said media, the production arrives under the name of Welcome to Derby (welcome to derry), and will be positioned several decades before events of It: Chapter 1.

Welcome to Derby will take place in 1960, as mentioned by the medium. It is a prequel to the story created by Stephen King in his horror novel. Also, it looks like it will be here where finally we will see the origin of Pennywisethe terrifying clown whose smile has fueled countless nightmares.

Series will feature the participation of Andy Muschiettiwho has already done It: part one and its sequel, It: Chapter 2. However, this time Andy joins Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs as executive producers of Welcome to Derby.

Andy should direct the first episode of Welcome to Derby. Variety points out, in turn, that Andy and Barbara Muschietti, as well as Fuchs, are working to develop the story of the new production. For his part, the latter would be responsible for writing the scenario on which the series will be based.

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HBO Max increases its commitment to major productions with the series of Item

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Service diffusion HBO Max relies heavily on big productions. In fact, this isn’t the first series based on a Warner Bros. movie to hit the platform. The company is working on penguin, a series based on the iconic character that we have already seen in Batman. It will be in this production that Colin Farrell will reprise his role as Penguin.

Besides, Variety indicates that a series on the Bene Gesserit, from note, is also on the way. Thus, this is just one of many productions that HBO Max plans to release in the coming years.

For their part, the two films Item They turned out to be a huge hit at the box office. Between the two, grossed over $1.1 billion at the box office. The second film, meanwhile, is tentatively set 27 years after the events of the first; with a different and adult cast.

This is not the first time that the franchise Item sees its arrival on the small screen. In 1990, the ABC television network released a two-part miniserieswith a Tim Curry who managed to deliver a wonderful and chilling version of Pennywise himself.