While MGM and Orion gear up to release their own Child’s Play remake this coming June, Universal and Chucky creator Don Mancini are readying a continuation of the original franchise in the form of a television series. We first heard about the series right around this time last year, and Deadline now reports today that it has found a home over at Syfy!
Mancini will script the series for Universal Cable Productions, with longtime franchise producer David Kirschner on board along with “Channel Zero” creator Nick Antosca.
“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us,” Mancini said today. “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.”
“I worked with Don on Hannibal and on Channel Zero for Syfy, so developing Chucky with UCP really feels like coming home,” said Antosca, who will executive produce. “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 series comes in the wake of seven feature films in the original Child’s Play continuity, most recently 2017’s Cult of Chucky. Last we heard, it’ll continue storylines from the movies.