Following the success of two direct to DVD sequels (Curse & Cult of Chucky), there is plenty of life left in the original Good Guy Doll with the long-gestating Chucky TV series moving forward at SyFy. The series comes to us from the original team behind the movies with creator/writer Don Mancini, producer David Kirschner onboard alongside writer/producer Nick Antosca (The Act).
Here's what Don Mancini had to say about the continuation of the original Chucky franchise.
“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 audiences for over three decades now.”
News first broke that Chucky was joining the must-see TV era back in June when Mancini teased that he was developing a Child's Play based project for the small screen. Having voiced the iconic character for all six movies, Brad Dourif will be back to lend his menacing vocals to Chucky for the TV series. In fact, Chucky himself had this to say about getting his very own TV show.
“In these troubled times, I believe it’s my obligation as a horror icon to reach the widest possible audience, on TV, For over thirty years, I’ve been scaring the sh*t out of you. But now at Syfy, I look forward to really making a difference.”
2019 is a bumper year for Chucky as the movie reboot is also unleashed in cinemas this summer. The reboot has divided fans as there is no involvement of Mancini or Dourif, and Good Guys Dolls have been upgraded to a tech-infused Buddi Doll. Child's Play is released in cinemas on June 21, and we'll keep you posted on a launch date for the Chucky TV series.