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HBO & Max Boss Gives Premiere Updates On Welcome to Derry, Dune: Prophecy

June 11, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Pennywise IT - Stephen King's IT Image Credit: Warner Bros.

HBO and Max content CEO Casey Bloys recently gave an update on several series including the It prequel Welcome to Derry and more. Bloys spoke with Variety for a new interview and revealed that Welcome to Derry will arrive in 2025, while The Batman spinoff The Penguin premieres in September and Dune: Prophecy will hit later this year.

“So after House of the Dragon, the next big tentpole series that we have coming up will be the Penguin with Colin Farrell. That is coming out of Matt Reeves’ The Batman and it’s fantastic. Just like Peacemaker came out of James Gunn’s Suicide Squad, it’s a really good example of what you can do. That’ll be in September.”

He continued, “And then after that, I don’t know if we landed on a date yet, but later in the fall we’ll have the Dune prequel series that is about the origins of the Bene Gesserit. And then going into ’25, we will have Stephen King’s It. Warner Bros. has done two films — we’ve got a prequel series of that planned as well. And then obviously, the Harry Potter series, further down the line. We’re still in the process of working with writers on their takes.”

Welcome to Derry will see the return of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise alongside Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, James Remar, Madeleine Stowe, and Stephen Rider. It will begin in the 1960s in the time leading up to the events of It: Part One.

Meanwhile, Dune: Prophecy is created by Diane Ademu-John and will center on the origins of the Bene Gesserit. It will star Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel, Mark Strong, Jade Anouka, Chris Mason, Jodhi May, Josh Heuston, and Tabu.