Chucky From ‘Child’s Play’ Is Headed To Your TV
Chucky, from the “Child’s Play” horror movie franchise, is headed to the small screen, in his very own TV series to be aired in USA Network and Syfy in 2021.
The series titled “Chucky” from the franchise creator Don Mancini and Channel Zero’s Nick Antosca, is said to be a continuation of the movie series. Mancini, who is credited with the story of all the seven movies, posted a teaser of the TV series on his Twitter account.
Brad Dourif, who voiced Chucky in all the movies, except for the reboot, will be lending his voice to Chucky on the series as well. Jennifer Tilly, who has appeared as Tiffany in every “Child’s Play” film since Bride of Chucky, will be back as well.
“After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster,” reads the official synopsis of Chucky.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) July 16, 2020
Talking to the Syfy Wire, Mancini has revealed that Chucky will be back with new weapons, new strategies, new targets and new goals, as it will be designed specifically to evoke something that is going on in the zeitgeist today.
“With this TV show, our mission has been to preserve the straightforward scariness of the original film or the first couple of films,” Mancini told Syfy Wire. “But at the same time, continue on with this ever-expanding tapestry of consistent story that we’ve spun over the course of seven movies and 30-some years. I think fans are really gonna love to see the new characters that we introduce into this realm and just to see how they came off of our classic characters. Not just Chucky, but some of the others that you may be hoping to see. There’s a good chance they may turn up.”
As of now, there is no other information related to the casting or production of the TV series.