New CHUCKY Series Premieres This Fall; Episode #1 Title Revealed
Don Mancini reveals CHILD'S PLAY series CHUCKY will debut this fall and reveals the title of episode #1
Franchise creator Don Mancini just took to Twitter to share a brief teaser for the new Child’s Play show Chucky. Plus, he confirms the series debuts this fall AND revealed the first episode’s title: “Death By Misadventure.”
He tweets: “This is no April Fools’ joke. #CHUCKY the series is officially in production and coming to @USA_Network and @SYFY this fall. If you can’t wait that long…catch the Chucky movie marathon airing ALL DAY today on SYFY!“
Check out his tweet below.
Tonight, SyFy will broadcast all seven Child’s Play movies. Except, the recent remake with Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky. Bummer? I really like the remake. Oh, well.
Mancini says: “As a tasty aperitif in anticipation of Chucky’s upcoming eight-course SYFY/USA series, we’re super-excited to announce that fans will be able to experience Chucky’s entire seven-film (and counting!), 33-year (and counting!) legacy in a single marathon event of pure terror on April 1st on SYFY! Nothing foolish about that!”
Here’s the full schedule:
- 7 a.m. ET — Child’s Play (1988)
- 8:58 a.m. ET — Child’s Play 2 (1990)
- 10:57 a.m. ET — Child’s Play 3 (1991)
- 1 p.m. EST — Bride of Chucky (1998)
- 3:02 p.m. ET — Seed of Chucky (2004)
- 5 p.m. ET — Curse of Chucky (2013)
- 7 p.m. ET — Cult of Chucky (2017)
- 9 p.m. ET — Child’s Play (1988)
- 11 p.m. ET — Child’s Play 2 (1990)
- 12:59 a.m. ET — Child’s Play 3 (1991)
- 3:01 a.m. ET — Bride of Chucky (1998)
As Mancini mentions above, Chucky hits SYFY later this year. Devon Sawa (Idle Hands) stars with Zackary Arthur (Transparent), Teo Briones (Ratched), Bjorgvin Arnarson (PEN 15), and Alyvia Alyn Lind (The Young and the Restless). Not to mention franchise favorites like father Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, and Fiona Dourif.
The show begins after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a yard sale, an American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders 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 doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
Franchise creator Don Mancini will write, serve as showrunner, direct the pilot, and executive produce with David Kirschner (Hocus Pocus, Frailty), Nick Antosca (The Act, Channel Zero), and Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks, Channel Zero).
Mancini says the show will use almost “100 percent puppetry,” teasing: “I think it’s so important to keep Chucky as a practical puppet effect, partly because it’s important for the actors to have something to respond to on set … I also think it’s important that Chucky have the feel of a doll, of a puppet. He should be a little bit herky-jerky.”
SyFy’s Child’s Play kicks off at 7 a.m. ET TONIGHT!
Will you also tune in for SyFy’s Child’s Play marathon on April Fool’s Day?