He’s back again.
Chucky is set to come to TV, as Syfy has given a straight-to-series order to Chucky, a series centring on the character from the horror series Child’s Play. The announcement came as part of NBCUniversal’s presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour.
The series will be produced by Universal Content Productions, and comes from the Chucky movie franchise creator/writer Don Mancini, and producer David Kirschner, as well as television writer/producer Nick Antosca, creator of Syfy’s anthology series, Channel Zero.
Mancini, writer of the original film franchise, will pen the adaptation, serves as showrunner, and direct the first episode.
Chris McCumber, President of USA & Syfy said of the series, “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.”
The series will see a vintage Chucky doll turn up in a suburban yard sale, throwing an idyllic American town into chaos as a series of horrific murders begin to expose the town’s secrets and hypocrisies. As well as this, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past threaten to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon’s untold origin of a seemingly ordinary child who became a notorious killer.
Mancini said, “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 terrorised audience for over three decades now.”
More on the new Syfy series when we have it.