LOS ANGELES – The murderous doll Chucky from the successful film series Child’s Play gets his own television series. After seven feature films and a restart in the cinemas, this summer, station Syfy is working on a television series about the red-haired tormentor.
That reports The Wrap Tuesday. The series is called Chucky and is produced by Don Mancini and David Kirschner, the duo that has been signing the films for thirty years. According to the makers, the series “will offer a unique new perspective on Chucky and expand and deepen the mythology of films”. Actors are not yet known.
The reboot of the horror series will premiere in June 2019. It is a remake of the iconic film about a serial killer who transfers his mind to a simple doll, Chucky, on his deathbed.
Well-known horror characters
The main role in the new Child’s Play is played by actress Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation). The original film was released in 1988. The pop Chucky quickly gained a place in the list of best known horror characters of all time.
Six sequels followed so far, with varying degrees of success. After a number of comical, according to critics and fans too comic, spiritual father Don Mancini returned with part 6 and 7 back to the old-fashioned tension. This led to positive reviews for Curse of Chucky (2013) and Cult of Chucky (2017).