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CHUCKY: Syfy Developing Television Series Based on the Iconic Killer Doll

January 29, 2019 by  

Chucky TV Series

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT — “Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights” — Pictured: Horror Classics – Chucky and Killer Klowns From Outer Space – Come to life at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018 — (Photo by: Universal Orlando Resort)

Syfy is developing a CHILD’S PLAY television series.

The horror franchise follows a menacing child’s doll, Chucky, who is possessed by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray. Unsurprisingly, his new form has done absolutely nothing to stop his homicidal tendencies. The CHUCKY series will be executive produced by creator Don Mancini (who will also pen the adaptation), David Kirschner, and Nick Antosca.
“It’s very rare that you get the opportunity to bring such an iconic character to your network, let alone with the original creator attached,” said Bill McGoldrick, President, Scripted Content, NBCU Cable Entertainment, in a statement. “We look forward to working with Don, David and Nick on putting their blood, sweat, and more blood into bringing the CHUCKY story to television.”
“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and SYFY is the perfect network for us,” said Don Mancini. “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.”
“In these troubled times, I believe it’s my obligation as a horror icon to reach the widest possible audience, on TV,” said Chucky. “For over thirty years, I’ve been scaring the sh*t out of you. But now at SYFY, I look forward to really making a difference.”
“I worked with Don on ‘Hannibal’ and on CHANNEL ZERO for SYFY, so developing CHUCKY with UCP really feels like coming home,” said Nick Antosca. “SYFY is the perfect place to tell the next chapter in the CHUCKY saga and having the original creative team lead the project will help elevate the story we are excited to tell.”

The franchise celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018. To date, there have been seven full-length films, multiple shorts, a Halloween-timed theme park attraction, and more.

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