Bill Skarsgard Will Return As Horror Icon Pennywise For ‘It’ Prequel Series On Max – SlashFilm


While word has been mum on specific plot points, “Welcome to Derry” is reportedly set in the 1960s, in the previous 27-year cycle before the events of “It: Chapter One.” There’s no word yet on whether or not Pennywise will get a new look, but deleted scenes from the feature films have already shown what the character looked like in earlier incarnations, so there may be a return to one of those looks. Given the timeline, it’ll be interesting to see if “Welcome to Derry” will have any crossover with the book (and subsequent film adaptation) “11/22/63,” which is a non-“It” story that also partially takes place in Derry, Maine.

Given that this prequel is set in the same timeline as the “It” films, we’ll likely see the events surrounding the incident at the Black Spot, when a racist cult burned down the nightclub whose customer base was mostly Black soldiers from the nearby Army base. This could also mean that we’ll meet the extended family of the Losers Club from before they became parents.

Joining Skarsgård includes previously announced cast members Taylour Paige (“Zola,” “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F”), Jovan Adepo (“Babylon,” “Overlord”), Chris Chalk (“Perry Mason,” “Gotham”), and genre legend James Remar (“The Warriors,” “Dexter”).

“Welcome to Derry” does not yet have a release date.

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