Chucky, a new horror series based on the Child’s Play films, is heading to Syfy with Don Mancini attached as screenwriter!
Last summer, Child’s Play co-creator and screenwriter Don Mancini announced he was working on a television series based on the hit horror franchise. After a bidding war between multiple networks, Chucky has finally found its home in Syfy.
The ongoing success of Child’s Play can be almost directly attributed to Mancini, who will be writing the scripts for Chucky. The screenwriter-turned-director has taken the franchise in interesting places throughout the decade, with Curse of Chucky (2013) and Cult of Chucky (2017) reveling in the established history of the series by bringing back beloved characters and expanding their roles, while also taking a bold step into decidedly fresh territory.
Speaking about the new series earlier today, Mancini said:
“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.”
The series, which is currently in development, will be produced by Mancini’s frequent collaborators David Kirschner and Nick Antosca, who’s incredible horror anthology series Channel Zero was recently cancelled by the same network following its fourth season.
Chucky‘s central focus will be the titular serial killer-possessed doll, who has become a horror icon over the course of three decades. It is in no way connected to the Child’s Play film remake, which, despite public backlash over its failure to gain Mancini’s consent or involvement, will be distributed worldwide by Orion Pictures this summer.
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