The HBO Max prequel series Welcome to Derry, based on Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel It, began filming on May 1.

Like its predecessors It and It: Chapter Two, the 10-episode prequel won’t be filmed in the book’s fictional town of Derry, Maine, supposedly near Bangor. Filming is taking place in Toronto and nearby Port Hope, which the filmmakers say feels like a small town in America. The 1990 miniseries version of British He was filmed in Columbia as well.

This is a scenario that is often repeated in stories set in Maine and filmed elsewhere for more favorable incentives. According to one source, the state is competing with many other locations to attract filmmakers, but its performance has been sluggish. supervisor report Submitted to Congress in March.

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