Chucky has returned! The highly anticipated series, starring everyone’s favourite killer doll, is ready to hit the small screen, and we now have a new trailer and release date.
Chucky will premiere on USA and SYFY on October 12, 2021, at 10:00 p.m., according to the new teaser. After a vintage Chucky doll comes up at a yard sale, Chucky will pick it up. As a series of killings begins to uncover the town’s secrets, the bucolic American village is thrown into disarray. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past threatens to reveal the truth about the murders, as well as the doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who turned into a notorious monster.
Brad Dourif reprises his role as the voice of our favorite killer doll, and Jennifer Tilly reprises her role as his girlfriend Tiffany. Devon Sawa, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, Fiona Dourif, Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Bjorgvin Arnarson, and Alyvia Alyn Lind complete the ensemble. Don Mancini, showrunner and franchise creator, spoke with “Entertainment Weekly” about the show’s main character and how he will fit into the Child’s Play mythology:
“The main character is a 14-year-old gay boy who’s bullied and sort of lost after the recent death of his mother. He’s a young artist [making] sculptures with doll parts. He finds Chucky at a yard sale and buys him, but it turns out that he gets much more than he bargained for. One of the things I wanted to do was bring [the franchise] back to its Child’s Play roots and have the protagonists [be] kids. But since, with the first couple of movies, we’d already delved into having little kids I wanted to explore something different, so this time we’re exploring young teenagers.”
Mancini also discussed Chucky’s appearance in the new TV series, saying that it was purposefully fashioned after the form seen in 1990’s Child’s Play 2:
“Over the years, I’ve heard that the consensus fan favorite among all the movies is Child’s Play 2. I think one of the reasons for that is how Chucky looked in that movie and how the late director John Lafia, who passed away last year, shot Chucky. Our goal with the series was to bring Chucky’s look precisely back to that. Tony Gardner and Peter Chevako (special effects artists responsible for creating the show’s puppets) have done a great job. I think fans are really going to love that.”
They’re hoping Chucky will be a hit on TV so they can do numerous seasons, and they’d like to bring their version back to the big screen:
“We have plans to do that, whether in lieu of additional seasons of the series or in tandem with [them], potentially. We’re creating a broader Chucky universe with the TV series that now could span over different media.”
Will YOU be watching Chucky? The new series featuring the little pint-sized psychopath premieres on October 12, 2021, at 10:00 PM on USA and SYFY. You can check out the first look image of Chucky courtesy of “Entertainment Weekly” below!