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Bill Skarsgård to Return as Pennywise in ‘It’ Prequel Series ‘Welcome to Derry’

Bill Skarsgård is back as Pennywise!

Five years after his last performance as the shapeshifting demon clown Pennywise, Bill Skarsgård will be returning to the role in the It prequel series ‘Welcome to Derry.’ Deadline announced his return yesterday to the character created by author Stephen King.

Skarsgård first brought Pennywise to life in 2017’s It and reprised the role in the 2019 sequel, It Chapter Two. Despite some criticism about the character’s overly monstrous appearance in the recent films, Skarsgård has been widely praised for his performance, especially his ability to blend soft-spoken creepiness with an extreme menacing tone. Fans will undoubtedly be pleased to hear of his return.

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Welcome to Derry will return to the quiet town of Derry, Maine, during the 1960s, prior to the events of the IT movies. The series will delve into Pennywise’s origins while also introducing new horrors. The series originates from a story by Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, and Jason Fuchs, inspired by Stephen King’s novel It.

Pennywise, originating from King’s novel IT, has solidified its place as one of King’s most iconic characters. Since its debut in the late 80s, Pennywise has continued to captivate audiences across generations.

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The character first came to life in a TV mini-series in 1990, starring Tim Curry. Since then, the novel has attracted new fans, especially following the massive success of Andy Muschietti’s film adaptations in 2017 and 2019, which collectively grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

Skarsgård will join the previously announced cast of, Jovan AdepoTaylour PageJames RemarStephen Rider, Chris Chalk and Madeline Stowe. Welcome to Derry is expected to be released sometime in 2025. We will keep you up to date with any further developments.

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