With the arrival of 2019’s actually quite enjoyable Child’s Play reboot, we were somewhat concerned about the fate of original writer Don Mancini’s successful and consistently high quality original series. With seven original films (excluding the reboot) Mancini has had a hand in all as writer and will continue to shepherd the series as showrunner of the upcoming television incarnation due to be broadcast on both USA Network and SyFy Channel.
With Brad Dourif reprising the voice role of the killer doll, Jennifer Tilly returning as girlfriend Tiffany, original Andy star Alex Vincent, and Fiona Dourif star of Curse and Cult of Chucky also reprising her role – Mancini’s series is something of a family gathering. Here’s the official plot synopsis courtesy of the SyFy:
“In the series, titled Chucky, after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past threatens 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 is due to debut in 2021. Meanwhile, a separate series spawning from the Child’s Play reboot is also possible – featuring Mark Hamill’s incarnation of the Chucky character – with the film’s director Lars Klevberg and producer Seth Grahame-Smith optimistic about the future of the potential series thanks to the reboot’s successful box office performance.