The world’s most popular killer doll has gotten his own show as it was revealed over the weekend that SYFY has ordered a new series titled Chucky based on the tiny terror from the Child’s Play movies.
Chucky character was created by Don Mancini in 1988 when the first Child Play film arrived. It featured a little boy named Andy whose life is turned upside down when his doll (possessed by the soul of a demented killer) goes on a killing spree.
Child’s Play was a surprise hit and gained a cult following, bringing a new perspective to the horror genre. Its sequels were made from 1990 to 2017, with a reboot in 2019 that saw the killer doll re-imagined.
Speaking on the development in a press release, SYFY had the following to say about the plot of Chucky:
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.
The upcoming series will see the return of Mancini who will serve as an executive producer and showrunner. He will also take the pilot episode but filming details are yet to be revealed.
Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks for USA and SYFY further disclosed:
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.
Chucky will be the first of its kind as we have never seen a doll being the focus in a series before even though a lot of movies have treated something similar.
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