Horror TV shows seem to have taken on a wave of their own and now it looks like Chucky is getting his own TV show.
SyFy has ordered a “Chucky” series revolving around that red-haired, freckled doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, according to Deadline. The announcement was made Saturday during NBCUniversal’s presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour.
In the new Chucky television series, after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, a small American town is “thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets.”
At the same time, enemies and allies from Chucky’s past will be popping up, threatening to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as “the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
The series, which will be produced by Universal Content Productions, comes from the Chucky movie franchise creator/writer Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner.
“The character Don and David created has terrified audiences for over 30 years. The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years,” said Chris McCumber, president of Entertainment Networks – USA & Syfy. “We are excited to once again partner with Nick and UCP on this new Syfy series, and are incredibly proud to bring Chucky to television for the first time with the original creators.”
The project had been in development at the network for more than a year.
“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us,” Mancini said at the time. “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 made his first-ever debut on the big screen back in 1988 with the premiere of “Child’s Play.” The popular doll has since launched a popular franchise.
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