Chucky is slashing his way back to our screens. The killer doll is a true classic, never goes out of style, and will soon be having his own TV series on Syfy.
Titled Chucky, the series will be written and directed by the franchise creator Don Mancini. The series will act as a continuation of the original film series and will have Brad Dourif return to voice Chucky. Dourif voiced the killer doll in all the Child’s Play movies except the reboot where the psycho doll was voiced by Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill instead.
The synopsis of Chucky reads:
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.”
Released in 1988, the Child’s Play franchise has made box office successes with generally positive reviews and a strong cult following. It came to no surprise that fans lost it when Mancini dropped a teaser trailer on his Twitter.
The Chucky series will see the return of cast Jennifer Tilly too. Debuted in The Bride of Chucky, Tilly plays the doll’s love interest named Tiffany and together they have children Glen and Glenda.
The series has yet to be given an official release date but fans of the franchise can expect it to hit their small and big screens in 2021.