For a long period of time now, we’ve known a TV series, based on Child’s Play, was in the works. A series, which would serve as a direct continuation of the Chucky franchise. It got some extra attention when the Child’s Play remake came out, last year. Now, we finally has 100% empirical proof that this is hitting airwaves, in the form of a teaser trailer. See for yourself.
Here’s the official synopsis for the show:
“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.”
If that teaser doesn’t fill you with a twinge of glee, this may not be for you. Something about the font, the colors or seeing Charles Lee Ray brandishing a knife, feels right. It may also help that the show has original creator Don Mancini working behind the scenes. Not to mention the iconic voice of Brad Dourif, will be coursing through Chucky’s plastic frame. The thrust of the show seems a bit strange, at first glance. An idyllic suburban town where Chucky pops up? That can’t be by random chance! If you factor in events of Cult of Chucky, as well as the mention expanding the mythology, maybe it paints a clearer picture. We’re gonna check it out either way.
The other big reveal here, is that the show is coming to both USA and SyFy networks. It’s not exactly stated how that will work. Will it air originally on one and stream on the other? Will it alternate what networks it shows on, on a weekly basis? Hard to say, but if this means there was double the budget in the project, who is to complain? Murderous mayhem on the small screen, in the form of Chucky, could be a lot of fun. With teases of Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent and Fiona Dourif – among others – reprising their roles from the film series, there’s a lot to be excited about. Now, if only the two networks would tell us when exactly in 2021 this show would premiere, that would be great.