There's a CHILD'S PLAY TV Series Being Developed By the Writer of the Film Franchise
The Child's Play horror franchise has had a long and successful run. The fact that they keep making these films means that the franchise has been pulling in some good money. Now it seems that the creative talent of the series is looking to keep the franchise running as a TV series.
During an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Don Mancini, who has written every film in the franchise and has directed the past three films, reveals that he is now developing the series. He said:
"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."
Mancini goes on to say that the series was "deliberately set up at end of" the last movie, Cult of Chuck and then made sure to add that the "tone is dark and disturbing." The franchise producer, David Kirschner, also confirmed that the series is in the works saying:
"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."
It's not really hard to imagine Child's Play as a TV series. In fact, I like the idea and I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner. A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday The 13th are two popular horror film franchises that have already tried to cash in on a TV series. Those didn't work out too well, but by learning from other peoples mistakes, I think a Child's Play series could actually work and end up being a decent series. On top of that, the franchise still has a loyal fanbase.
The report goes on to reveal that the show will consist of eight hourlong episodes. There are no other details at the moment, but it will be interesting to see how this all turns out, and I'm looking forward to it.
What do you all think of Child's Play being developed as a TV series? Would you watch it?