HBO CEO Casey Bloys officially announced today November 2 (as per Bloody Disgusting) that the It prequel series Welcome To Derry has been delayed until sometime in 2025.
“We had [Welcome To Derry] scheduled for Halloween 2024 but it will likely be pushing into 2025”.
Andy Muschietti (It, The Flash), Barbara Muschietti, and Jason Fuchs are attached to helm the Warner Bros. Television project, with Muschietti who directed the recent It movies being set to direct more than one episode for the series.
As mentioned, Welcome To Derry is set to be a prequel to Stephen King’s It, with its plot being reported by Variety to be set in the 1960s before the events of 2017’s It: Part One, all based on the original Stephen King novels.
It was also said that the story will include “the origin” of “Pennywise the Clown”, something that has never been fully explored in live-action before.
Starring in the series includes Zola star Taylour Paige, Watchmen star Jovan Adepo, Perry Mason star Chris Chalk, Oppenheimer star James Remar, Revenge star Madeleine Stowe, and Daredevil star Stephen Rider.
Serving as co-showrunners to the prequel HBO series includes the aforementioned Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman, Ice Age: Continental Drift) and Brad Caleb Kane (Moonhaven, Black Sails, Fringe).