'Child's Play' Is Getting Its Very Own TV Series
'Chucky' is being developed by creator Don Mancini for Syfy
Published Jan 29, 2019Following a lengthy string of Child's Play films, the horror franchise is now set to become a TV series.
On Tuesday, Syfy announced the TV show is currently in development, and it will apparently be called Chucky. Of course, the show is named after the franchise's murderous ginger-haired children's toy.
According to Syfy, Chucky will bring "a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now."
The show is being helmed by franchise creator Don Mancini, who first brought Chuck to life with 1988's Child's Play. This led to multiple sequels, with the most recent being 2017's Cult of Chucky. Mancini will spearhead the TV series alongside David Kirschner and Channel Zero creator Nick Antosca.
Mancini first sparked rumours about the show back in the summer after he posted a cryptic teaser on Twitter.
"I've long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us," Mancini said in a statement. "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 terrorized audiences for over three decades now."
Adding to this, Chucky himself said, "In these troubled times, I believe it's my obligation as a horror icon to reach the widest possible audience, on TV. For over 30 years, I've been scaring the shit out of you. But now at Syfy, I look forward to really making a difference."
As of yet, there is no firm premiere date for Chucky, so stay tuned.