SYFY has officially teamed up with the USA Network to bring Child’s Play to the small screen with Don Mancini’s upcoming Chucky television series. The first short teaser for the show made its way online this week, revealing that the fun and mayhem will kick off on both networks sometime in 2021.
For this take on the classic killer doll, original Chucky creator Don Mancini is back in the fold with Nick Antosca, and David Kirschner, a producer with long-time ties to the franchise dating back to the beginning, leading the charge from a production standpoint. We also know Brad Dourif is returning as the voice of Chucky, while Jennifer Tilly, who played Tiffany Valentine, will also return. All people in this production have been quite outraged about the 2019 reboot of the Child’s Play movie series that went on without them; and we know the show is set to be good, seeing as Mancini has worked on all seven of the Child’s Play movies released between 1988 and 2017, which have all been positively terrifying.
Recently Don Mancini posted the teaser trailer for the upcoming Chucky TV series on his personal twitter (See video below), while at the same time announcing that the show will be shown on SYFZY and the USA Network at the same time, a first for any TV show in this modern era. While we do not know why this deal is happening, it’s still something that interesting none the less.
The series is set to dig into the back story of Charles Lee Ray before he became a killer, having his soul transferred into the Good Guy doll, in order to use it as a vessel for his evil; as well as opening up new storylines and character development, the series is set to act as a sequel to the film franchise, picking up narratives from where they left off in films like Cult of Chucky and Seed of Chucky.
The official description for the series teases: “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.”
We still don’t have an air date for the series, but it’s possibly going to be sometime early in 2021 since we are getting teasers now. Either way, it’s going to be good to see the original gang giving us some more Chucky frights and scares along with that iconic laugh. Sleep tight kids.