Welcome to Derry is the new prequel drama series of Stephen King’s horror classic, “It.” Filmmakers Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, and Jason Fuchs are working together to create another masterpiece.
The global success of “It” has made this a horror-staple film for generations to come. Ever since “It Chapter Two” came out, the audience has been waiting to know about the future of the “It” franchise. The creative details about the upcoming horror-thriller series are scarce, but fans cannot hold their excitement.
As per the latest news, Warner Bros. Television is ready to surprise the fans with fresh chapters of Stephen King’s novel. So, what is the update on Welcome to Derry, and do we have any plotline? Your search to find legit information about Welcome to Derry ends here. Read verything about the upcoming prequel series below.
HBO Max Greenlight Welcome to Derry
HBO Max is officially moving forward with the “It” prequel TV series, tentatively titled, Welcome to Derry. The network confirmed the news on Thursday. As of now, the release date has not been announced.
Variety first reported the news about the series’s development in March 2022. So, it won’t be long enough before further details about the Welcome to Derry release come out.
What Is The Plot For Welcome to Derry?
The exact plot details of Welcome to Derry are still under wraps. But the story will be set in the frightening world of Stephen’s “It” Universe. The official details state that Welcome to Derry is based on Stephen King’s famous “It” novel and further expands on the stories of filmmaker Andy Muschietti’s works, “It” and “It Chapter Two”.
Sources claimed that Welcome to Derry would probably begin in the 1960s. It will reportedly cover a brief backstory of Pennywise. If you remember, chapter one, “It,” would initially feature the backstory. However, it was cut due to budgetary constraints. Hopefully, Welcome to Derry will shed more light on the life of Pennywise.
Sarah Aubrey, the head of original content for HBO Max, confirmed that Welcome to Derry will expand the storytelling canvas of “It.” Fans will get to see more terrifying aspects of the town of Derry.
Whatever the plot may be, it will scare the audience.
The Muschietti duo released a statement explaining what the fans can expect from the prequel series, “As teenagers, we took turns reading chapters of Stephen King’s IT until the thick paperback fell to pieces,” “IT is an epic story that contains multitudes, far beyond what we could explore in our ‘IT’ movies. We can’t wait to share the depths of Steve’s novel, in all its heart, humor, humanity, and horror.”
Stephen King also expressed his excitement about the show. He said, “I’m excited that the story of Derry, Maine’s most haunted city, is continuing, and I’m glad Andy Muschietti is going to be overseeing the frightening festivities, along with a brain trust including his talented sister, Barbara,” “Red balloons all around!”
More Details About Welcome to Derry
Brad Caleb Kane and Jason Fuchs are the co-showrunners of the show. Jason is currently focusing on writing the teleplay for the debut episode of the prequel. Fuchs has already expressed his gratitude for the opportunity of a lifetime. IT is a dream come actual moment, and he cannot wait to build a brilliant cinematic universe. Moreover, Andy Muschietti will be directing several episodes in the series and showcasing his vision.
HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television will produce the show and have set high expectations for Welcome to Derry. Considering the history of success with the “It” franchise, we can expect the show to be the subsequent big success.
The network is yet to fully reveal the details of cast members, the number of episodes, and the release date of Welcome to Derry. Once the production starts in full swing, the fans will receive all the information. Keep checking this space to find all the latest updates.