IT television series......

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Kayne Browne

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I have been thinking lately about how good a TV series based on It and more directly Derry, could be.
Called ‘Derry’ and in a format like the Fargo series for example, there would be stand alone 13 episode seasons with each season focusing on a different era when It is awake and feeding. The story would be built around mostly adult characters instead of children and of a particular event such as the building of and growing popularity of The Blackspot, or the pending arrival of the Bradley Gang. The underlying themes would include the disappearance of children of course but also the phenomenon of how the adults change under Its power and how this manipulation leads to events like the Blackspot Fire or the Easter Egg hunt explosion.
The series would not focus on It as an enemy or combatant, but mostly as a dark underbelly that makes people do terrible things they otherwise would not do. In fact It would probably be seen rarely and mostly heard (from the drains and the characters darker conscious).
 

Gerald

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Nice idea, but not sure if it would work. It (predominantly in its form of Pennywise) is Itself so beloved, that viewers might be disappointed if you hardly saw it.
I like the idea though of a backstory over many years. Like the way there is a backstory for the house in Rose Red with The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer. Actually I think 'Before the Play' is something similar too for The Shining.