• Adam Williams

Pennywise Prequel Series in Development

Pennywise looks set to head to the small screen as a prequel series to It is now in development at HBO Max.

The prequel series, titled Welcome to Derry, looks to explore the origins of iconic character Pennywise and the 27-year curse that has plagued Derry. As reported by Jeff Sneider at The Ankler-

"The series would likely explore the origin story of Pennywise the Clown as well as the dawn of the 27-year curse that haunts the small Maine town. There’s no word on whether anyone from either It movie will make an appearance. Nor is it clear that this show has been greenlit. But at this point, we can say that an honest to god writer’s room is being/has been convened for the project."

Variety also added the series will be in set in the 1960s with Jason Fuchs, Andy and Barbara Muschietti on board as executive producers with Fuchs penning the script.

"The series, currently called “Welcome to Derry,” will begin in the 1960s in the time leading up to the events of “It: Part One,” the 2017 film based on the Stephen King horror novel. The story is also said to include the origin story of Pennywise the Clown. Andy Muschietti, who directed “It: Part One” and 2019’s “It: Part Two,” is attached to executive produce the series along with Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs. According to sources, the Muschiettis and Fuchs developed the story for the show with Fuchs writing the script. Andy would also direct the first episode should the project go to series."

More to follow.