Syfy has given a straight-to-series order to “Chucky,” a television series centered on the iconic killer doll from the original Child’s Play franchise, Deadline reports.
The most interesting bit of news is that the series will not only take place in suburbia, but will dive into the past of the serial killer Charles Lee Ray – thanks to a voodoo ritual, the killer was able to place his evil soul inside a Good Guys doll, resulting in the creation of Chucky.
“In the new Chucky television series, after 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.”
Even cooler, franchise creator Don Mancini will direct the first episode!
“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,” said Mancini.
Hopefully we see the return of Tiffany and Glen/da!
The series, produced by Universal Content Productions, comes from the Chucky movie franchise creator/writer Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner as well as TV writer-producer Nick Antosca, creator of Syfy’s anthology series Channel Zero, and his studio-based Eat the Cat banner. Emmy-nominated Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks, Syfy’s Channel Zero) will also serve as executive producer. Mancini, who penned the film franchise, will write the adaptation and serve as showrunner in addition to directing the first episode.
The series order was announced Saturday during NBCUniversal’s presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA.
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