It's been rumored for a while now, but today, we're hearing that Chucky will officially be coming to the small-screen in a new series!...
...Via Deadline, Syfy has given a straight-to-series order for Chucky, a show revolving around our favorite, plastic, red-haired maniac! The series order was apparently announced today during NBCUniversal's presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA.
Don Mancini, who created the Child's Play franchise, which has been going strong since 1988 and revolves around a doll possessed by a serial killer, has been handling the franchise from the director's chair since Seed of Chucky, and will write the series while serving as showrunner. He will also direct the first episode. David Kirschner and Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) will produce, through his studio-based Eat the Cat banner.
"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."
The project has been in development for a while now, and so we couldn't be more thrilled than to hear that it's finally moving forward! As for those "enemies and allies", Mancini has long since talked about the series working as a sort of continuation of the film franchise that will (likely) pick up after Cult of Chucky, so expect to see a return of various cast members from the most recent entries, including (hopefully) Jennifer Tilly, back as Tiffany.
This will NOT be connected to the most recent remake of Child's Play. This will be its own separate continuation, and we can't wait to see where it goes.
By Matt Konopka