Director Andy Muschietti has shared an image from the set of Welcome to Derry, the Max series that serves as a prequel to the It movies
The Max series Welcome to Derry, which will serve as a prequel to Warner Bros’ two-part adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel It (pick up a copy HERE), is now in production, with It and It: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti on board to direct multiple episodes of the show, including the first episode. To mark the start of production, Muschietti has shared an image from the set of Welcome to Derry, and you can check it out in the Instagram embed at the bottom of this article.
This image reveals that the show will be introducing us to a character named Clint Bowers, who is likely related to the Butch Bowers and Henry Bowers characters from the It movies.
Brad Caleb Kane (Tokyo Vice) and Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman), who was a co-producer on It: Chapter Two, are the showrunners on Welcome to Derry. The show is being executive produced by Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the sibling director/producer duo that was behind the two It movies, through their production company Double Dream. Kane and Fuchs are also executive producing, as are Shelley Meals, Roy Lee, and Dan Lin. The series is produced by HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television.
Fuchs has written the script for the first episode, working from a story he crafted with the Muschiettis.
The cast of Welcome to Derry includes Taylour Paige (Zola), Jovan Adepo (Watchmen), Chris Chalk (Perry Mason), James Remar (Dexter), Madeleine Stowe (Revenge), and Stephen Rider (Daredevil). Details on their characters have not been revealed.
While we’re probably going to be seeing the evil Pennywise the Clown on the show at some point, Bill Skarsgard (who played Pennywise in Muschietti’s movies) has said that he is not currently involved with Welcome to Derry.
Stephen King had this to say about the series: “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!“ The Muschiettis added, “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.“
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Here’s the image from the set:
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/welcome-to-derry-set-image/