It Prelude Begins With Classic Stephen King Reference

The prequel series of It began to be developed with classic reference to the writer Stephen King.

Work on Welcome to Derry, a series for HBO Max, has begun. Writer Shelley Meals posted a photo on Twitter of the writers’ room, with the phrase “we float here” (via Screen Rant).

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In the image, it is possible to see the broker for the writers’ room, and red balloons glued to the walls of the place, referencing the balloon that the clown Pennywise holds.

The prequel is expected to explain Pennywise’s origin and the town’s curse in more detail, after the films feature a brief backstory.

Welcome to Derry, a spin-off from It: The Thing, does not have a release date.

More about It: The Thing

From Stephen King’s book, It won three films, one released in 1990 with actor Tim Curry, and the other two in 2017 and 2019 with Bill Skarsgård.

“A group of children band together to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several young people in their town. They discover that the culprit is Pennywise, a cruel clown who feeds on their fears and whose violence dates back centuries.

The cast of It: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Martell, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Andy Muschietti directed the film, written by Chase Palmer, Cary Joji Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman.

The two films about It: The Thing are available on HBO Max.

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