Oh great - as if I haven't got enough trauma from the first time Stephen King's It was adapted for television...

Why did I Google this? I'm sorry.

Welcome To Derry is a new prequel series based on the recent It 2-part movie series. The director of the films Andy Muschietti will produce the show, with the series set in the 1960s. The show is set to show the origins of Pennywise The Clown.

‘It’ Prequel Series in the Works at HBO Max
A prequel to “It” is in development at HBO Max, Variety has learned from sources. The series, currently called “Welcome to Derry,” will begin in the 1960s in the time leadin…

Disney themed Risk

Roll the dice and take a few extra countries, Disney+. The streamer is set to lay down its cards and launch in 42 new countries 11 territories across Europe, West Asia, and Africa.

Full pricing details are available at Variety:

Disney Plus Sets Launch Dates, Pricing for 42 Countries in Europe, West Asia and Africa
Disney Plus confirmed launch dates — and pricing — for 42 new countries and 11 territories across Europe, West Asia and Africa, continuing its phased rollout to span the globe. Disney&#…

TeeVee Snacks

  • Gavin Leatherwood (great name) will not return to The Sex Lives of College Girls for season 2. Read: TV Line
  • Gillian Anderson has signed a first-look production deal with Netflix. Read: Variety
  • CNN+ has now launched in the US. Read: Washington Post
  • 600,000 extra viewers started watching the Oscars after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock. Next year, all the Oscars need is for Will Smith to slap Chris Rock about 40 times to get the ratings to where they should be. Read: Variety
  • 25x the number of people searched for Will Smith on Google after the slapping vs the number of people who searched CODA. Read: Variety

Speaking of the Oscars...

Here's Jim Carrey when asked about the slapping incident:

“I was sickened by the standing ovation [after his win],” Carrey said. “Hollywood is just spineless en masse and it really felt like this is a really clear indication that we aren’t the cool club anymore.”
Jim Carrey Slams Will Smith’s ‘Selfish’ Slap and ‘Spineless’ Academy Reaction
“You do not have the right to walk up on stage and smack somebody in the face because they said words.”

Trailer Park

Under The Banner of Heaven is an interesting-looking Andrew Garfield 7-part limited series from FX/Hulu. It debuts April 29.

Ozark season 4, part 2 debuts on Netflix April 29.

The Staircase debuts on HBO May 5.

Ice Age: Scrat Tales is streaming now at Disney+.

Honeymoon With My Mother debuts of Netflix April 29.

After being dumped at the altar, José Luis is forced to go on his honeymoon with his overbearing mother, who has the time of her life.

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