After voicing his displeasure with Orion’s recent Child’s Play remake, franchise creator Don Mancini revealed last year that he was working on a TV series called Chucky. And we should be seeing that series pretty soon, as Syfy has just placed a straight-to-series order!
Set in an idyllic American town, the series will see a vintage Good Guy doll turning up at a suburban yard sale—kickstarting a series of murders that expose the town’s dark secrets. The show will also see the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past, so keep your fingers crossed for the return of Tiffany and Glen/Glenda!
Produced by Universal Content Productions, the series comes to us from Mancini, David Kirschner (who served as a producer on the original films), and Nick Antosca (creator of Channel Zero), as well as his Eat the Cat banner. Harley Peyton will executive produce.
Unlike the remake, which saw a modernised Good Guy doll going haywire after its software is tampered with, Chucky will go back to the franchise’s roots—exploring the past of Charles Lee Ray, the serial killer whose soul inhabits the doll thanks to a voodoo ritual. Better yet, in addition to serving as show-runner and writing the adaptation, Don Mancini will direct the first episode.
Are you excited for more Chucky content from the man who originated the franchise?
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)