SYFY moves forward with Chucky TV show

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Child’s Play creator Don Mancini is coming back to the fold for the new project…

SYFY has confirmed that it’s ordered a full series of murderous Chucky doll adventures in a new TV project called …Chucky.

The franchise saw itself rebooted last year on the big screen with mixed results, but original creator Don Mancini – who was frozen out of that reimagining – will be back to take over the reins once more for this new series, acting as showrunner. It is unclear at this time if Chucky’s voice will again be provided by veteran genre actor Brad Dourif, who played Chucky in the original film and its many, many sequels, but who was replaced by Mark Hamill in the reboot.

According to SYFY’s synopsis, the show will act as both an origin tale and a continuation of the franchise:

“A vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to 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 demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.”

“The character Don and David created has terrified audiences for over 30 years,” Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks for USA & SYFY, said in a statement. “The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years. We are excited to once again partner with Nick and UCP on this new SYFY series, and are incredibly proud to bring Chucky to television for the first time with the original creators.”

More soon.