‘It’ Prequel Series In Works At HBO Max

HBO Max is developing Welcome To Derry (working title) a prequel series to the It film franchise, according to sources.

The project will be written and executive produced by Jason Fuchs. Andy Muschietti, director of It: Part One and It: Part Two, and Barbara Muschietti executive produce via their Double Dream production company. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

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Based on the film franchise, in Welcome to Derry, when children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of kids is faced with their biggest fears when they square off against a murdering clown named Pennywise. The prequel leads up to the events of 2017’s It: Part One, based on the Stephen King horror novel, sources say.

We hear that a writers room has been opened.

Both HBO Max and Warner Bros. TV declined comment.

The two latest It films together grossed over $1.1 billion at the global box office. On television, It was adapted into a two-part miniseries for ABC in 1990, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise.

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