Bill Skarsgard on IT Prequel Series WELCOME TO DERRY and Advice For Next Actor To Play PENNYWISE

That being said, Skarsgård was willing to give some advice to whoever might take on the part next, including giving his read on the original source material. “My advice would just be, do it your own, make it your own, have fun with it. What I thought was so pleasurable about that character was how incredibly abstract he was. If you start reading Stephen King’s cocaine-binged book, you just go, ‘What the hell?’ So many weird tantrums and abstractions.” (Look, did we print that much of the quote just so we could be sure to include Skarsgård affectionately calling It “cocaine-binged”? Undeniably, you caught us, etc.)


Welcome To Derry was originally floated back in 2022; HBO Max has since confirmed that the series, tracking the history of one of the worst of King’s bad little Maine towns, will land on its streaming shores.

[via IGN]