Rudy Mancuso Joins ‘It’ Prequel Series ‘Welcome To Derry’ At HBO

EXCLUSIVE: Rudy Mancuso (Música) is set for a key recurring role in HBO’s Welcome To Derry (working title) its It prequel series starring and executive produced by Bill Skarsgård. Details of his role are being kept under wraps.

Skarsgård will be reprising the title role as It/Pennywise from the hit 2017 New Line movie It and its sequel, It Chapter Two.

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Skarsgård is reuniting with other key auspices from the It film franchise, the two movies’ director Andy Muschietti, producer Barbara Muschietti and Chapter Two co-producer Jason Fuchs, who developed together the TV adaptation of the Stephen King horror classic, as well as the films’ other producers, Roy Lee and Dan Lin. Andy Muschietti will direct four episodes of the nine-episode series.

Set in the world of King’s It universe, Welcome To Derry (wt) expands the vision established by filmmaker Andy Muschietti in the feature films, which amassed a combined $1.17 billion worldwide.

The series stems from a story by Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, and Fuchs based on King’s novel It. Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti executive produce through their Double Dream production company alongside Fuchs, Brad Caleb Kane, David Coatsworth, Skarsgård, Shelley Meals, Lee and Lin. Fuchs, who wrote the teleplay for the first episode, and Kane serve as co-showrunners.

Previous announced cast includes Taylour Paige, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, James Remar and Stephen Rider, along with Alixandra Fuchs, Kimberly Guerrero, Dorian Grey, Joshua Odjick, Thomas Mitchell, BJ Harrison, Shane Marriott, Chad Rook and Morningstar Angeline, who recur.

Mancuso most recently starred in and directed Prime Video’s rom-com Música, which world premiered in April at SXSW. Mancuso wrote the script with American Vandal‘s Dan Lagana and also composed the film’s original score and soundtrack. Mancuso also appeared in the Warner Bros. DC film The Flash.

A self-taught musician, Mancuso has released several singles, opened for Justin Bieber in his native Brazil on the Purpose World Tour and performed at the Hollywood Bowl for Disney Pixar’s Coco Live-To-Film Concert Experience, among other credits. As a director he created two single-take music videos for Lele Pons’ Celoso and Bloqueo as well as Stories From Our Future, a unique collaboration with Netflix. Mancuso is represented by WME, Sugar23 and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox.

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