The Child’s Play franchise is headed to the small screen with the upcoming Chucky series. Today we learnt some fresh details on the upcoming project.
Franchise creator Don Mancini will be writing and executive producing the series with David Kirschner and Nick Antosca. Mancini has promised a “fresh take on the franchise” with a series that’ll “explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format.”
We’ve learned today that the series is going to be airing on both USA and Syfy in 2021!
This upcoming series had been set to begin filming this summer before the ongoing coronavirus pandemic halted all productions.
“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.”
Jennifer Tilly has confirmed that she’ll be appearing in the new series with franchise alumni Alex Vincent and Christine Elise also set to appear.
Brad Dourif will be returning for the 10-part series to voice Charles Lee “Chucky” Ray.
News of the shows update came from the filmmaker’s official Instagram account, with his first post merely being an image reading “Chucky Did It” with a comment claiming that fans would find out what he did at some point today.
Given that San Diego Comic-Con was set to be held next week, a time when a number of announcements are made about new movies and TV shows, we wouldn’t be surprised if we’re given an official look at the new TV series that normally would have debuted at the convention.
Mancini will be taking part in a Comic-Con@Home “Scary Good TV” panel during the virtual event taking place between July 22-26.
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