HBO Max begins populating the town of Derry, New Hampshire.
The streamer has cast the first four actors in its It prequel series Welcome to Derry. Taylor Paige (Zola), Jovan Adepo (Guardians), Chris Chalk (Perry Mason) and James Remar (Right) have all joined the project, from Warner Bros. Television and It filmmakers Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti. Details about the roles they will play are being kept quiet for now.
Ordered HBO Max Welcome to Derry straight to the series in February. The show is a prequel to the two films – which are based on the Stephen King novel – and “expands the vision” of the two films. Jason Fuchs, a co-producer of The chapter two, is writing the first episode (based on a story by Fuchs and Andy and Barbara Muschietti) and will serve as co-showrunner with Brad Caleb Kane. Andy Muschietti will direct several episodes, including the first.
The Muschietti executive produce through their Double Dream banner along with Fuchs, Kane, Shelley Meals, Roy Lee and Dan Lin.
Note: Adepo enters a Stephen King-based world for the second time with Welcome to Derry. He also starred in Paramount+’s (then CBS All Access) adaptation of The score.
Paige is represented by CAA, Entertainment 360 and Granderson Des Rochers; Adepo, by Powerline Entertainment, WME and Hansen Jacobson; Chalk, by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Paradigm and Jackoway Austen; and Remar, by Gersh and Lighthouse Entertainment.