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IT Prequel Series WELCOME TO DERRY Pushed to 2025 on Max

It prequel series Welcome To Derry was scheduled to premiere on Max around Halloween 2024 until this year’s Hollywood work stoppage brought production to a halt this summer in Ontario.

HBO and Max Chief Casey Bloys says the series is now likely to debut in 2025.

Welcome to Derry is based on Stephen King’s It horror novel and expands on filmmaker Andy Muschietti’s vision established in the box office smashes It and It: Chapter Two. Will we see an origin story for Pennywise the Clown in the series?


Welcome to Derry Season One:

Set in the 1960s, four kids in a town bordering an Air Force base with a mysterious “Special Projects” bunker search for friend of theirs who disappeared mysteriously.

Working title: Fairview.

Filming dates: May 01 2023 – production paused on July 14 2023 when SAG-AFTRA went on strike.

Showrunners: Jason Fuchs, Brad Caleb Kane.

Director: Andy Muschietti, who directed It: Part One & It: Part Two, will direct a few episodes of the series.

Cast: Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, James Remar, Madelaine Stowe, Stephen Rider.

Producers: Double Dream, Warner Bros. Television.

Filming locations:

Port Hope, Ontario, transformed into Derry, Maine for the film franchise, with Port Hope Municipal Hall playing the Derry Public Library and many other changes.

Welcome to Derry filming in Toronto in June 2023.

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