Syfy announced that it has given a straight-to-series order for Chucky. The TV series will pick up after the events of 2017’s The Cult of Chucky. That places it in the original series timeline, and not the 2019 reboot (FYI).
Series creator Don Mancini will be returning as writer and showrunner. He will also direct the first episode.
In the press release, Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks – USA & SYFY, said:
“The character Don and David created has terrified audiences for over 30 years. The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years. We are excited to once again partner with Nick and UCP on this new SYFY series, and are incredibly proud to bring Chucky to television for the first time with the original creators.”
Syfy also released the first synopsis for the series which immediately piques my interest:
I’m all for diving deeper into the Child’s Play mythology. I’m equally interested in seeing how Mancini moves the series into television. I’ve only ever seen the first Child’s Play, but I have a soft spot for the little red-haired terror.
As more information is released, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
What is your favorite Child’s Play/Chucky movie? Will you be watching the TV series?