After 30 years and seven films, the Child’s Play film franchise is headed to the small screen with an official television series, as we exclusively told you back in February. Franchise architects Don Mancini and David Kirschner have been developing the series this year, and over on Twitter today, Mancini officially teased the project with a fun GIF.
Read on for everything we know so far!
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018
Mancini told us earlier this year that the series was “deliberately set up at end of the last movie,” while further adding that the “tone is dark and disturbing.”
“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title,” Mancini explained. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.”
He confirmed that Brad Dourif will once again return to voice Chucky!
We connected with Kirschner soon after, who stated that it won’t be a reboot and will be a continuation story, while also reflecting back on his 30-year relationship with Mancini.
“I don’t think there’s a relationship that lasted this long,” he stated. “I’m incredibly excited about the series and to explore a world in which we’ve never done before.”
“Don has taken the franchise in a wonderfully frightening direction,” Kirschner added. “He seems to outdo himself every time.”
It’s important to note that this doesn’t mean an end to the film franchise. For right now, the focus is on an 8-part, hourlong series that will keep Chucky canon. Will we see Tiffany? Glen/da? All of that is being kept under wraps for now, but we’ll keep you updated.