Bill Skarsgård Will Continue His Reign of Terror in the It Prequel Series

It is still coming. And by “it” I mean the It prequel series, which has the working title Welcome to Derry. Announced in 2022, the Max show was, at the time of announcement, “said to include the origin story of Pennywise the Clown.”

It wasn’t clear at first whether Bill Skarsgård, who suited up as Pennywise for the movie, would be returning—but now his involvement is confirmed. Deadline reports that Skarsgård will star in and executive produce the series, joining previously announced stars Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, James Remar, and Chris Chalk.

The series reportedly “stems from” a story by It director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti, based on Stephen King’s original novel It. Andy Muschietti is on board to direct four of the series’ nine episodes.

Skarsgård is really having a moment, and one that doesn’t always involve clown makeup. He was just in John Wick 4 and the possibly even-more-blood-soaked Boy Kills World; his odd-looking turn in the reboot of The Crow hits screens later this summer; and he’s playing vampire Count Orlok in Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu remake, which is—festively—due out for this year’s holiday season.

There’s no word yet on when Welcome to Derry (or whatever it ends up being officially titled) premieres, but eventually, Pennywise will be waiting for you on Max. icon-paragraph-end

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