As we reported last week, Season 3 of USA and SyFy’s Chucky is back before the cameras following the Hollywood shutdown.
Now, the series has dropped even more exciting news as fans eagerly await the second half of the third season.
Series creator Don Mancini continues his trend of bringing back past actors in different roles with the addition of filmmaker John Waters to the Season 3 cast.
Waters will appear in the third season’s second half as the reclusive creator of the infamous Good Guy Doll, Wendell Wilkins. The character, a parody of both Howard Hughes and Hugh Hefner, will be pulled into Chucky’s chaotic orbit as the killer doll seeks to restore his immortality before death can claim him.
Waters had previously appeared in 2004’s Seed of Chucky, as Hollywood reporter Pete Peters. The paparazzi’s obsession with Jennifer Tilly lands him in some seriously hot water with the killer doll, resulting in a very painful demise.
Waters’ casting is the fourth time Mancini has brought back an actor familiar with the series, placing them in a different role. This trend began with Adam Hurtig, who’d appear as a police officer in 2012’s Curse of Chucky, and then as hospital inmate Malcolm in 2017’s Cult of Chucky. Similarly, Mancini has used Michael Theriault twice in the television series as well as in Cult.
However, the most notable example of Mancini’s familiar casting is actor Devon Sawa, who has played no less than 4 integral characters throughout Chucky’s three season run.
Currently filming the second half of Season 3 following the forced strike hiatus, Chucky is set to return to screens in 2024 to complete the season, following the Halloween 2023 cliffhanger.
An exact date for the second half has not yet been announced, but fans have been vocal about their need for more. We’re sure the addition of Waters will do little to quiet the clamouring.