First Footage From Stephen King’s IT Prequel Series WELCOME TO DERRY


The initial glimpse of footage from Welcome To Derry, the upcoming prequel series preceding the events of It: Chapter 1 and It: Chapter 2, has been unveiled. This sneak peek was strategically placed at the conclusion of a promotional video for Max, shedding light on several projects slated to hit the streaming service in 2024. Dive into the tantalizing snippet below.

Anticipation for this series is running high, and the prospect of delving into the history of Derry and the enigmatic origins of Pennywise the Clown is nothing short of exhilarating.

Helmed by director Andy Muschietti, with the creative guidance of showrunners Jason Fuchs (It: Chapter II) and Brad Caleb Kane (Tokyo Vice), the series is poised to deliver a compelling narrative. Notably, both Fuchs and Kane will also serve as executive producers, ensuring a seamless fusion of vision and execution.

Speaking about the expansive mythology embedded in the story, Muschietti mused, “There is a whole mythology to the book though… Mythology is something that always has opportunities to explore.” He tantalizingly hinted at the vast potential, given Pennywise’s existence on Earth spanning millions of years, with intermittent contact with humans every 27 years. However, he coyly mentioned that while the prospect of exploring this rich mythology is thrilling, there are currently no concrete plans on the table.

The allure of Welcome To Derry lies in the untold prequel stories surrounding Pennywise, a shape-shifting entity that has been haunting Derry and claiming lives for eons. Originating from a cataclysmic event similar to an asteroid impact, Pennywise landed in what would evolve into Derry, Maine. Its cyclical pattern involves a 27-30 year hibernation, awakening periodically to sow chaos and feed on the unsuspecting. Each awakening is marked by a violent event, be it a mass murder or a catastrophic weather occurrence. The intervening periods are shrouded in unsolved child murders, concealed by a sinister influence that prevents thorough investigations.

The stellar cast assembled for the series boasts talents such as Taylour Paige (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Jovan Adepo (Babylon, Watchmen), Chris Chalk (Perry Mason, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt), James Remar (Oppenheimer, Megalopolis), Madeleine Stowe (12 Monkeys, The Last of the Mohicans, Revenge), and Stephen Rider (Daredevil). As Welcome To Derry unfolds, viewers can expect an enthralling exploration of the town’s dark past and the malevolent force that has long plagued its inhabitants.

Originally posted 2023-12-07 12:49:29.