NEWS - WELCOME TO DERRY
HBO Max’s head of Originals, Sarah Aubery have commented on the upcoming series Welcome to Derry
“We have been working with Jason Fuchs, Brad Caleb Caine, Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti very closely…They’re so deep into this mythology and they have such a firm handle on the storytelling around these characters and also the demented scares that they’re putting into things. Sometimes I’m, like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ Just all the wild ways they think up to terrify us. You’ll be hearing more concretely about that development very soon… Andy is very involved in every bit of this, so that is the real recipe for success and for delighting fans.”
Variety reports that Welcome To Derry has the GO from HBO.
Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will serve as co-showrunners on the “It” prequel series currently in the works at HBO Max from Andy and Barbara Muschietti , Variety has learned exclusively.
The show, currently titled “Welcome to Derry,” was first reported as being in development in March. HBO Max has given the show a series production commitment. Exact plot details remain under wraps, aside from the fact that the show will serve as a prequel to the recent films “It: Chapter One” and “It: Chapter Two,” which were released in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
Posted: June 15, 2022, 08:41:31
Looks like Welcome to Derry has started production. Jason Fuchs who will produce with Andy and Barbara Muschietti posted this photo with the text ”Day 1” on his Instagram yesterday.
A prequel to IT is in development at HBO Max. The series is called Welcome to Derry and will begin in the 1960s and cover the time up to the events in the IT movie from 2017. It’s also said it will cover the origin story of Pennywise.
Andy Muschietti, who directed both IT movies, is attached to executive produce the series along with Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs. 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.
What do you think? Do we want/need a prequel to IT that’s not based on something King wrote?