If current social distancing guidelines lift in time, SYFY plans to begin filming their Child’s Play/Chucky TV series in Toronto this July. While new news has been scant during quarantine, a source recently shared some new details about the show with 3C Films on YouTube. The report states that the protagonist of the upcoming series will be a boy in middle school who finds a vintage Chucky doll at a garage sale. He’ll eventually bring the “Good Guy” to school where it will insinuate itself into the lives of more young protagonists. He’ll also be gay.
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While it’s not unusual for characters to be gay in films and TV in the 21st Century, it’s unusual for middle-school-aged kids to be portrayed as sexual beings at all. The Child’s Play franchise became something of a queer-pride phenomenon following the release of Seed of Chucky in 2004, where it’s revealed that the devil doll and his best gal Tiffany have a gender-fluid son named Glen/Glenda (voiced by Billy Boyd), so this progressive stance is appropriate.
Gentle Glen (Billy Boyd) is a ventriloquist’s dummy, the offspring of evil doll Chucky (Brad Dourif) and his doll bride (Jennifer Tilly), both of whom are now deceased. When the orphaned Glen hears that a film is being made about his parents, he goes to Hollywood and resurrects them in an attempt to get to know them better. He is horrified when Chucky and his lover embark on a new killing spree, and Chucky is equally horrified that his son has no taste for evil.
We’ll keep you posted on all Child’s Play/Chucky related news as details emerge. You can check out 3C’s video report embedded at the top fo the article.
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