CHILD'S PLAY Creator Don Mancini's CHUCKY TV Series Lands on The Syfy Channel
While MGM has been developing a Child’s Play reboot film, franchise creator Don Mancini has been developing his own TV series called Chucky. He’s been working on this show for awhile and now Variety is reporting that it has been picked up by the Syfy Channel, which seems like the perfect home for it.
Mancini previously teased that the series would be "darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy." The series will also bring the franchise back to its original roots. It was explained that the the series will continue what the film franchise has set up:
“We deliberately ended Cult [of Chucky] with a bunch of cliffhangers to set up a TV series. Because there are so many different threads now, television could best accommodate that so that was done intentionally. At the same time, we have a whole new world, a bunch of new characters which we can say nothing about.”
Mancini, who has written every Child’s Play film and has directed the last three, is writing the series. After all, he knows Chucky better than anyone. Mancini has this to say in a statement:
“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 terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”
Chucky debuted in 1988 in the film Child’s Play, and there have been six sequels made over the years. I’m definitely more excited about this sequel than the film reboot.