The iconic murderous doll Chucky is back to play.
Don Mancini, creator and producer of the long-running horror / slasher movie franchise “Child’s Play” has announced via Twitter that the franchise is coming to the small screen.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018
Last Friday, Mancini, who wrote the original story of “Child’s Play”, confirmed the news of a new TV version of the movie on his Twitter page with a GIF tease, featuring the scrambled image of Chucky and the words: “Child’s Play the TV series. Do not adjust your set.”
Together with his co-producer David Kirschner, the two have started developing the series this year, which was “deliberately set up at end of the last movie,” while and the tone would be “dark and disturbing”.
“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title,” Mancini explained to Bloody Disgusting. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.”
Kirschner added, “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. He seems to outdo himself every time.”
The two producers also confrimed that the original voice actor for Chucky, Brad Dourif will reprise his role in the series.
The upcoming “Child’s Play” series will be an hour-long, 8-part TV series.
The original 1988 film centres around Chucky, a notorious serial killer whose soul is transferred inside a Good Guy doll using a voodoo ritual to avoid going to hell.
Source: Bloody Disgusting