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It Prequel Series Welcome to Derry Has Found Its Showrunners
Horror fans may find themselves back in Derry, Maine, sooner than expected as the prequel series to Stephen King and Andy Muschietti’s “It” duology, “Welcome to Derry,” has found its showrunners. According to a Variety report, Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane have been tapped as the co-showrunners of the HBO Max series.
Jason Fuchs, who was said to have written the first episode’s teleplay when the project was announced, wrote the story for 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and the script for Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film “Argylle.” Joining him is Brad Caleb Kane, a seasoned television writer who has penned episodes of “Black Sails” and “Tokyo Vice.”
Little information about the prequel is available, but it’s said to be set in the 1960s and adheres to IT’s 27-year appearance cycle, possibly placing the events of “Welcome to Derry” in 1961. The show has also previously been speculated to include the backstory of Pennywise the Clown; however, it’s unclear if the backstory will be of the man that inspired this disguise or the creature.