The “Welcome to Derry” series, derived from the “It” films and produced by Andy Muschietti, could bring back comedian Bill Skarsgård in the skin of Pennywise, the terrible child-killing clown.
Pennywise: an iconic clown
Pennywise appears for the first time in That, Stephen King’s famous novel published in 1986. Quickly, following the success of the novel, Pennywise gained in importance and became an emblematic creature in the writer’s universe. We have to wait until 1990 to see the terrible Pennywise on the screen. At the time, he was embodied by Tim Curry in “” He came back“a TV movie that met with great success.
We then have to wait until 2017 and 2019 to see Pennywise return, this time on the big screen, in both movies That by Andy Muschietti. The two feature films bring in more than $1.1 billion in box office receipts. An impressive score, especially for horror films, which prompted Warner to produce a series derived from the universe of Stephen King.
Welcome to Derry
Title Welcome to Derrythe series created by Jason Fuchs and Brad Caleb Kane will take place in the 1960s. Presented as a prequel to Andy Muschietti’s films, the show should feature a new group of children facing the terrible dancing clown. The series should allow to learn more about the origins of Pennywise.
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Andy Muschietti will serve as producer and should also direct one or more episodes of Welcome to Derry. According to the website The Illuminerdi, the show should share many points in common with Stephen King’s novel. The production is currently looking for an African-American actor in his thirties for the lead role.
But the most interesting in the report of The Illuminerdiis that the media advances that Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise for Welcome to Derry. Information to be taken with great tweezers since Warner has not yet formalized this announcement. But it would in any case be a great idea to bring back the comedian of the two films in the series Welcome to Derry.