Of all of the upcoming Stephen King tasks on the way in which — or hell, out of all of the upcoming horror TV reveals typically — I’m simply most intrigued by the streaming prequel Welcome to Derry, which can discover the world of the King’s IT and its two movie variations, years earlier than the Losers Membership got here round. Nevertheless it feels like my anticipation might want to get stretched out much more, as HBO and Max CEO Casey Bloys shared some unhealthy information regarding each the Derry-set horror and the idyllic resort drama The White Lotus Season 3.
Welcome To Derry Replace
Whereas it was maybe to be anticipated, if not desired, the continuing SAG-AFTRA strike and the WGA strike earlier than it took a toll on the programming plans for each HBO and its streaming platform, and Casey Bloys revealed that these with Max subscriptions shall be ready for an undetermined period of time for Welcome to Derry’s premiere. The earlier aim to have the still-secretive undertaking drop on followers’ laps throughout the subsequent Halloween season is now not possible, with Bloys sharing this at a press occasion in New York (through Selection):
I feel we are able to all agree that an October arrival would have been a most supreme plan, presumably with an enormous deal with Andy Muschietti’s two IT movies to arrange the prequel’s narrative. Nonetheless not a lot is thought concerning the undertaking past a few of Welcome to Derry’s forged members, although it appears believable followers might need had a short teaser to gnaw on by this level if not for the strikes, because the sequence started filming in Could forward of the manufacturing’s eventual postponement. Not less than we do know that Henry Bowers’ police chief father Clint Bowers shall be within the combine, although it might be fairly some time earlier than we discover out extra.
To not play the evil clown’s advocate right here, however I can solely hope that Casey Bloys saying “probably 2025” is tipped towards optimism that it may debut in December 2024 if something falls into place. However I can’t assist however really feel as if he may be saying episodes might not be finalized for streaming till 2026. Perhaps that’s simply Derry’s unhealthy vibes messing with my head, although. I’m simply glad we don’t have to attend for a 27-year cycle to wrap up earlier than it will get right here.
The White Lotus Season 3 Replace
Casey Bloys additionally shared a equally dour announcement for the way forward for HBO’s thrilling thriller drama The White Lotus, which creator Mike White shifted to Thailand for Season 3. Sadly, White’s ahead progress in shaping the long run episodes was stymied by the WGA strike, and although it’s unclear the place he’s presently at in that course of, the brand new season hasn’t revealed any forged members past returning star Natasha Rothwell. So the crew in all probability nonetheless gained’t be capable of leap proper into filming at any time when that’s potential. As such, we’ll be ready greater than a yr to see extra wealthy folks’s lives go improper, as Bloys mentioned:
Although The White Lotus will little doubt function way more attractive surroundings than Welcome to Derry, it probably gained’t have as a lot effort being put into results and different post-production requirements because the latter will little doubt have to deliver IT’s haunting nature to life in full. So it might not take fairly as lengthy to come back collectively as soon as the cameras are rolling. Both manner, we’ll be going by way of at the very least one other 4 seasons earlier than both one arrives.
Within the meantime, each chapters of IT will be streamed on Max, in addition to the primary two seasons of The White Lotus.