Chucky returns this fall via Don Mancini’s television series, continuing existing storylines from the original movies.
A first look at the Chucky television series was revealed today via Entertainment Weekly, showcasing the iconic horror Good Guy doll with a similar look to Child’s Play 2. A release date for the series was also released, with Mancini’s Chucky dropping October 12th via SYFY and USA.
Returning to a time of innocence and fewer scars, the first look of Chucky brings back memories while paying homage to the horror doll of the 90s. The teaser trailer features a gentle-looking Chucky at a suburban yard sale and a teenager with an interest in the demon doll. Murder ensues while Chucky’s enemies and allies get tangled up in a town full of “hypocrisies and secrets,” according to Mancini.
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Zackary Arthur stars in the Chucky series as a 14-year old bullied kid feeling lost after the passing of his mother.
“He’s a young artist [making] sculptures with doll parts,” said Mancini. “He finds Chucky at a yard sale and buys him, but it turns out that he gets much more than he bargained for.”
Working alongside Arthur is returning cast member Jennifer Tilly, along with Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky. Other cast members include Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Björgvin Arnarson, Lexa Doig, and Devon Sawa.
The new Chucky television series releases October 12th via SYFY and USA. Additional seasons for the show are a possibility, depending on how well it performs.