Saturday, January 11, 2020

Syfy Gives Series Order to Drama 'Chucky' Based on the 'Child's Play' Film Franchise

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Syfy announced a series order for the original drama series Chucky - based on the hit feature film franchise Child's Play. An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

The drama will explore the horror that unfolds in a small idyllic American town after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale and the chaos that ensues when a series of murders exposes the town's hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky's past threatens to expose the truth behind the slayings as well as the doll's untold origins.

Original franchise creator Don Mancini will write and direct the premiere while also serving as showrunner for the first season. He will executive produce with David Kirschner, Nick Antosca and Harley Peyton. Universal Content Productions and Eat the Cat Productions will produce.

"The character Don and David created has terrified audiences for over 30 years," said Chris McCumber, President, USA and Syfy. "The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years. 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."