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“It” Prequel Rendition of “Welcome to Derry” Announced by HBO Max

Stephen King's cosmological horror has already been made into a blockbuster duo-logy, It: Chapter One (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019)

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UNITED STATES: “Welcome to Derry”, an HBO Max prequel series, is currently under production. Stephen King’s cosmological horror has already been made into a blockbuster duo-logy, It: Chapter One (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019). It was also turned into a miniseries and released as a direct-to-video release in 1990.

“It” is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King

The “It” film series depicts a mysterious incident that occurs every 27 years in the town of “Derry,” in which a “Pennywise” named cosmological entity, thought to be a true form of Dead Lights, terrorizes the people of the town by feeding on their fear, something that leads to a confrontation with a group of teenagers known as The Losers Club, mainly including Bill Denbrough, Eddie Kaspbrak, Ben Hanscom, Richie Tozier, Stan Uris, Beverly Marsh, and Mike Hanlon. 

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According to Variety, this prequel series would mostly focus on the 1960s and will deal with the origin of Pennywise. Though It: Chapter Two provided a few hints as to the genesis of this famed cosmic creature, it was inadequately exhibited, and only those who had read the novel were able to deduce the underlying cause of “It’s” origin.

It’s uncertain whether any of the former cast members will return for the following series. The tale may explore the origin of the Killer Clown from the Losers Club’s parents’ perspective. Since HBO Max has not confirmed the characters who might appear in the show, all that can be done is guess or theorize.

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Andy Muschietti, who was previously known for directing Mama (2013), directed both It: Chapter One and It: Chapter Two. However, both films grossed a considerable of revenue at the box office. It: Chapter One has grossed $701.08 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Though, compared to the first, It: Chapter two did not fare as well, grossing $473 million worldwide.

It: Chapter One received positive reviews from both viewers and critics, earning an 86 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The second film performed low in comparison to the first, receiving mixed reviews from both viewers and critics, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 62 percent.

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