Week by week it seems Max’s It prequel series Welcome to Derry adds more and more details to get us excited.
Last week we reported that filming had started, and a cast including James Remar was announced. Now it seems some plot details have been revealed, giving us our first taste of what’s in store.
“Set in the 1960s, four kids in a town bordering an Air Force base with a mysterious “Special Projects” bunker search for a friend of theirs who disappeared mysteriously.”
This plot synopsis places the series as occurring directly before the events of 2017’s It: Chapter One, so may not be the Pennywise origin story that has been touted and that fans have hoped for.
Along with this brief plot detail, Welcome to Derry has also added two more cast members with Madeleine Stowe and Stephen Rider. Stowe, known for her turns in Revenge and 12 Monkeys, will join in a recurring role, whilst Daredevil’s Rider will be a series regular. Character details are still unknown.
Whilst all seems to be steaming ahead for the show, one aspect of Welcome to Derry remains rather mysterious. We reported just two weeks ago that It star Bill Skarsgard was not involved with the show. However, in the past week reports have emerged that the actor is “in talks” to be a part of the series and reprise his role as Pennywise.
Neither Skarsgard or Max have issued any comment on the actor’s involvement, leaving a question mark over both possibilities, but we will follow this thread and report any solid announcements.
Welcome to Derry is currently eyeing an unspecified 2024 release date.