Welcome to Derry, the upcoming It prequel series is still largely unknown, but according to a recent report from The Illuminerdi, HBO’s casting for the project has been made public.
According to the most recent report, casting for the series is looking for a Black male lead in their 30s to portray “a patriotic Army man.” In the 1960s, this character will reside in Derry and work to strengthen the city’s community during a difficult time. He will be a pilot and have a significant role, according to the report.
Regarding kid actors, the article also states that HBO is considering casting a number of young children in prominent roles, though not much is known about that at this time.
However, the club might resemble the Losers Club from the It series, according to the article.
According to rumors, the prequel series would also explore Pennywise the Clown’s otherworldly and enigmatic past. He haunts Derry.
Along with his sister Barbara and Jason Fuchs, Andy Muschietti, who helmed both It and 2019’s It Chapter Two, will serve as the show’s executive producer. The article adds that Fuchs wrote the show’s script while Musichiettis and Fuchs worked together to build the plot. The first episode of the project, if it turns out to be a series, will probably be directed by Andy Muschietti.
The new It movies were a huge hit at the box office, collecting more than $1.1 billion together after their release. The most recent installment, It Chapter Two, took place 27 years after the events of the original movie. A completely new ensemble, including Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, and others, was assembled for the sequel.