Chucky’s Coming To The Small Screen In A Child’s Play TV Show

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The homicidal killer doll Chucky has proven to be cinematically immortal, surviving being set on fire, shot through the heart, dunked in molten plastic, sliced up by a giant fan, dismembered with an axe and decapitated. Still, you can’t keep a good doll down, and it’s just been confirmed that the iconic horror villain is set to terrorize audiences in a Child’s Play television series. The news comes courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, who spoke with Chucky’s creator Don Mancini and franchise producer David Kirschner.

Mancini explained that the origins of the show have already been “deliberately set up” in the finale of last year’s Cult of Chucky (which (spoilers) concluded with Chucky’s severed head being tortured). He went on to add that, in a departure from the series’ recent campy, comedic tone, it’s set to go back to its “dark and disturbing” horror roots:

“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title. We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.”

Furthermore, Mancini confirmed that Brad Dourif is returning once again to voice Chucky for the show, because let’s face it, who else could fill those pint-size shoes?

Kirshner, meanwhile, went on explain that the series will be a direct continuation of the movies rather than a reboot or reimagining and will continue the twisted story that began thirty years ago with the original Child’s Play. When asked about what it was like to work on the same property for so long, Kirshner said:

“I don’t think there’s a relationship that lasted this long. I’m incredibly excited about the series and to explore a world in which we’ve never done before. Don has taken the franchise in a wonderfully frightening direction, he seems to outdo himself every time.”

Word is that the finished show will be an 8 part series, with each episode one-hour long. Everything else, including whether Tiffany is set to return or which network it’ll air on is under wraps for now, but you can be assured that the second we have any further news on Child’s Play, you’ll be the first to know.

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