HBO Max’s IT prequel series has found its first potential victims.
Chris Chalk (Gotham), James Remar (Black Lightning), Taylour Paige (Hit the Floor) and Jovan Adepo (Sorry for Your Loss) have joined the cast of Welcome to Derry, the upcoming prequel to the supernatural horror film based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, our sister site Variety reports. No character details are currently available.
The show will reportedly take place in the ’60s and explore the origins of the curse that would haunt the small Maine town for the next 27 years. The series will lead into the events of the first IT movie, with filmmaker Andy Muschietti set to direct multiple episodes including the premiere.
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I’m confused about this Derry show. It says the origins of the curse is in the 60s but I thought the movies/book showed Pennywise had been around for centuries.
Yep–many,many,many centuries!! Hopefully,it’s just an unintentional phrasing mistake. Am interested in who will be cast as Pennywise .