If you would have told me that in 2021 we would have a successful TV series based on Child’s Play, I definitely would have said that’s a great thought, but never gonna happen. And yet here we are and I couldn’t be more excited that the original creators and cast brought forth a truly fresh look, feel, and a fantastic story to the franchise many of us hold dear to our Damballa hearts. To boot, the series has been renewed for a second season to premiere in 2022!
Across all platforms, “Chucky” has reached 9.5 million viewers in its first season, and is a monumental reach for the “Good Guy” himself conquering the small screen as opposed to dominating box offices.
“We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with ‘Chucky,’” said executive producer Don Mancini. “Many thanks to our partners at USA, SYFY and UCP for their incredible support and guidance bringing ‘Chucky’ to the small screen, bigger than ever. And to the fans, Chucky sends his still-undying thanks and a message: ‘This isn’t over, not by a long shot. You better watch your backs in 2022!”
The season finale of “Chucky” airs Tuesday, Nov 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA and SYFY. Season 1 of “Chucky” is available to stream on Peacock starting Dec. 1, 2021.
Sorry Jack, Chucky’s back… Again! Coming to TV for his own show on Syfy – but he’s not the only Child’s Playmovie character returning.
The series ready to go on USA & SYFY October 12th, 2021 has not some, but ALL the franchises’ key players involved in what is set to be, Chucky’s finest hour and a full-circle karmic event that was set in motion over 30 years ago. Brad Dourif, the obvious here, is of course back voicing the killer doll along with his ex-sweetheart Tiffany, Jennifer Tilly coming back to the scene to rage hell once more. Fiona Dourif who plays Nica, Alex Vincent as Andy, and Kimberly Elise as Kyle all have a hand in Chucky’s new role in a small town in suburbia with newcomer Zackary Arthur as the new doll-bearer. Kind of like Frodo and the ring- you know such a heavy deadly burden and all.
Per the press release:
In the new television series, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets. Meanwhile, friends and foes from Chucky’s past creep back into his world and threaten to expose the truth behind his mysterious origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
CHUCKY is produced by UCP and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, David Kirschner, Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund. Harley Peyton will also serve as executive producer. Mancini, who penned the film franchise, wrote the television adaptation, will direct the first episode and serves as showrunner.
It’s time to play… again. But this time over at SYFY in collaboration with the USA network for a series to premiere exclusively on the platforms just in time for the Halloween 2021 season!
Produced by Channel Zero‘s Nick Acosta and Child’s Play forefather Don Mancini, the show centers around a teenage artist (Zackary Arthur) who is struggling with his sexuality after coming out as well as dealing with the recent loss of his mother. As we can all can guess, this unfortunately causes some bullying for the young boy. He comes across Chucky at a local yard sale, and with him being an artist and all, buys the good guy for some parts for a sculpture- but umm, yeah the doll has other plans.
The cast of Chucky also stars Lexa Doig (Jason X) and Devon Sawa (Final Destination) as well as returning fan favorites Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, and Brad Dourif, who once again voices the plastic tiny terror.
Chucky will premiere Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. on USA and SYFY.