The IT movie franchise has been one of the most successful titles in the horror genre. After HBO Max announced a prequel series on March 29, titled Welcome To Derry, fans have been excited to get the details. The thing that makes this prequel series special is the fact that HBO Max is currently eyeing a trophy DC director to take charge of the series. Who is this director? Keep reading to find out the details!
Andy Muschietti Roped In To Direct IT Prequel Series
After Warner Bros. Discovery started chopping its content catalog, fans were worried if the IT prequel would make the cut. However, this latest news confirms that the series isn’t going anywhere. As per CBR.com, the acclaimed director, Andy Muschietti, is being eyed to helm the pilot episode for the prequel series. More so, Andy is the man behind the popular DC movie The Flash.
However, this isn’t his first time working with the IT franchise. He previously directed IT: Chapter One released in 2017 followed by IT: Chapter Two released in 2019. He is currently an executive producer on Welcome To Derry alongside his sister Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs.
Jason Fuchs & Brad Caleb Kane Are The Showrunners
After the pilot episode, Fuchs will take charge as the series’ co-showrunner alongside Brad Caleb Kane. Fuchs is also credited with writing the teleplay for Welcome To Derry’s pilot episode. It is based on a story he wrote along with the Muschiettis. The prequel plays out in the town of Derry, Maine in the 1960s. This is two decades before the events of IT: Chapter One took place.
The IT spinoff might also dive into the origin story of Pennywise, an evil supernatural force that feeds and preys on children after every 27 years.
Bill Skarsgård To Reprise His Pennywise Role In IT Prequel
Given that the show recounts events before the first IT movie, it is highly unlikely that the show will see the original children return. However, if rumors are to be believed, Bill Skarsgård will be back reprising his role as Pennywise The Clown. Unfortunately, the upcoming series doesn’t have any image stills or trailers yet as it is very early in production.
Muschietti is currently working on the post-production of DC’s The Flash movie. It is the long-awaited solo movie for Ezra Miller’s Scarlet Speedster. Although the movie was announced in October 2014, the studio had trouble getting the right director. After 5 years, Muschietti finally took over the project in July 2019. Finally, Warner Bros. Discovery has completed the final cut of The Flash with just sound-mixing and VFX work pending.
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