Those blue eyes— that signature laugh; the original Chucky is back in a new series of the same name for SYFY and the intriguing teaser just dropped today!
The familiar killer redheaded toy is once again wreaking havoc on people, and in the horror world that’s big news given all the talent behind the series; you’ve got original creator Don Mancini and his preferred troupe of actors–some dating all the way back to the original. This includes Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, and of course the voice behind the mayhem Brad Dourif.
Newcomers Lexa Doig (Jason X) and Devon Sawa (Final Destination) round out the players for a new generation of fans.
“The main character is a 14-year-old gay boy who’s bullied and sort of lost after the recent death of his mother,” Mancini told EW. “He’s a young artist [making] sculptures with doll parts. He finds Chucky at a yard sale and buys him, but it turns out that he gets much more than he bargained for.”
Mancini has been hard at work creating this series even through the pandemic. It appears this time he is channeling the original aura of the franchise by giving Chucky a younger sidekick. Although, unlike the original in which Chucky toyed with a six-year-old, this time a troubled Gen Z-er (Arthur) plays defense.
Mancini adds: “One of the things I wanted to do was bring [the franchise] back to its Child’s Play roots and have the protagonists [be] kids. But since, with the first couple of movies, we’d already delved into having little kids I wanted to explore something different, so this time we’re exploring young teenagers.”
Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, and Björgvin Arnarson also star.
If you think Chucky looks familiar, good eye! The mold for the doll is taken directly from the one in Child’s Play 2. This new series will premiere on the SYFY channel starting October 12, 2021, and will contain 8 episodes.
Mancini says that if the show is successful there will be more seasons to come.
Take a look at the teaser below and keep following iHorror for more information about this exciting new horror series.
Header image is taken from EW.com.