Don Mancini and David Kirschner will bring their murderous doll to television for a series set within the original film timeline.
After a series of lower budgeted films that were direct-to-video releases, Don Mancini and David Kirscher, the creators of the original Child’s Play and character of Chucky, are bringing the killer Buddy doll to Syfy for a series. The series was officially announced on the TCA winter press tour during NBCUniversal’s presentation.
Mancini told Deadline, “I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us. The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”
The series is set in the original franchise which will exclude the recent 2019 remake which saw Mark Hamill voice the psychotic doll. When a Buddy doll mysteriously turns up at a garage sale, a quiet American suburb is thrown into chaos as Chucky runs rampant. Fans can expect to see Chucky’s enemies, and allies, throughout the series. Whether or not this refers to characters like Andy Barclay or Tiffany is yet to be announced.
There’s no word yet on whether or not Brad Douriff will return to voice Chucky.
Chucky does not yet have a release window.