Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, and James Remar have been cast in HBO Max’s It prequel series Welcome to Derry
We assume that Pennywise the Dancing Clown is going to show up on the HBO Max series Welcome to Derry, which will serve as a prequel to Warner Bros’ two-part adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel It (pick up a copy HERE), at some point. We’re just not sure who would be playing Pennywise, as just a week ago Bill Skarsgard, who played the evil clown in those two movies, said he isn’t involved with the show. As we wait to hear the Pennywise details, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the names of four actors who will be seen in the show: they are Taylour Paige (Zola), Jovan Adepo (Watchmen), Chris Chalk (Perry Mason), and James Remar (Dexter).
Details on the roles Paige, Adepo, Chalk, and Remar will be playing are being kept under wraps. So for all we know, Pennywise could be lurking in their midst.
Brad Caleb Kane (Tokyo Vice) and Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman), who was a co-producer on It: Chapter Two, are the showrunners on Welcome to Derry. The show is being executive produced by Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the sibling director/producer duo that was behind the two It movies, through their production company Double Dream. Kane and Fuchs are also executive producing, as are Shelley Meals, Roy Lee, and Dan Lin. The series is produced by HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television.
Fuchs has written the script for the first episode, working from a story he crafted with the Muschiettis. Andy Muschietti will direct multiple episodes of the series, including that first episode.
Are you looking forward to Welcome to Derry? What do you think of Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, and James Remar joining the cast? Let us know by leaving a comment below. That’s a strong start to casting announcements as far as I’m concerned, and I’m especially glad to hear that Remar is going to be on the show.
This is the first time Taylour Paige, Chris Chalk, and James Remar are entering Stephen King territory, but Jovan Adepo previously played Larry Underwood in the second mini-series adaptation of The Stand. Remar has been acting since the ’70s, so it’s kind of surprising to realize he has never been in a King adaptation. The closest he’s come was a role in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, but he wasn’t in the segment that was based on a King story.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/welcome-to-derry-cast/