HBO Max’s “It” Prequel “Welcome to Derry” Casts Taylour Paige, Chris Chalk, Jovan Adepo, & James Remar
Welcome back to Derry; please stay away from the sewers and avoid all balloons. Enjoy your stay!
HBO Max has begun to fill out its cast for Welcome to Derry, its upcoming prequel to Andy Muschietti’s satisfyingly terrifying It and It: Chapter Two. Taylour Paige (Zola), Chris Chalk (Perry Mason), Jovan Adepo (Watchmen), and James Remar (Dexter) are all taking the trip up to Maine. Details on who they’re playing aren’t clear, but they’ll be joining a project led by It filmmakers Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the film’s producer (the Muschiettis are brother and sister).
The series will be set before the events in both It films, which were, of course, adapted from Stephen King’s novel. Jason Fuchs, a co-producer on It: Chapter Two, is writing the pilot, based on a story he conjured with the Muschiettis, and he’ll serve as co-showrunner alongside Brad Caleb Kane. Andy Muschietti will direct the pilot and several other episodes.
What’s also interesting is Welcome to Derry will mark the second Stephen King adaptation that Jovan Adepo has starred in. You can also see him in Paramount+’s The Stand, which was adapted from King’s novel.
We’ll share more about this series when we hear it.
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Featured image: Caption: BILL SKARSGÅRD as Pennywise in New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT CHAPTER TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures