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Bill Skarsgård To Reprise Pennywise Role In ‘It’ Prequel Welcome To Derry On Max

Look who’s coming out of the sewer drain: Bill Skarsgård will reprise his role as the terrifying clown Pennywise in Max‘s upcoming IT prequel series Welcome to Derry.

On the Warner Bros. Television-produced series, Skarsgård is reuniting with other key auspices from the It film franchise, the two movies’ director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti and Chapter Two co-producer Jason Fuchs, who developed together the TV adaptation of the Stephen King horror classic, as well as the films’ other producers, Roy Lee and Dan Lin. Andy Muschietti will direct four episodes of the nine-episode series. 

Set in the world of King’s It universe, Welcome To Derry (wt) expands the vision established by filmmaker Andy Muschietti in the feature films, which amassed a combined $1.17 billion worldwide.

The series stems from a story by Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, and Fuchs based on King’s novel It. Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti executive produce through their Double Dream production company alongside Fuchs, Brad Caleb Kane, David Coatsworth, Skarsgård, Shelley Meals, Lee and Lin. Fuchs, who wrote the teleplay for the first episode, and Kane serve as co-showrunners.

Skarsgård joins previously cast Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, and James Remar.

This marks Skarsgård’s return to King’s streaming TV universe and a reunion with WBTV after he starred in the studio’s Hulu series Castle Rock.

Recently seen in John Wick: Chapter 4, Skarsgård is coming up in The Crow, Nosferatu, Locked and Emperor. He is repped by WME, Magnolia Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

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