Child’s Play Franchise Creator Don Mancini Teases Season 1


A new Chucky featurette has been released with Don Mancini, the creator of the Child’s Play franchise, teasing what fans can expect from the first season of the SYFY and USA Network series. The series creator and executive producer discusses wanting to take the story back to its Child’s Play roots, this time involving teenagers, and how they used Chucky “as a metaphor for bullying.” He also notes that fans will scream and laugh, but Mancini hopes to make people cry due to the “real-life pain” depicted in the series.

The show will premiere on October 12 on SYFY and USA Network.

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Chucky is “set in an idyllic American town thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders sweep through and threaten to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets, all of which come on the heels of a vintage Chucky doll turning up at a suburban yard sale,” reads the synopsis. “At the same time, the titular doll must deal with the arrival of enemies and allies from his past who threaten to expose the truth behind the killings and the untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child turned demonic killer.”

Check out the new featurette below:

Franchise vets Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, and Fiona Dourif are set to reprise their roles as the voice of the titular killer doll, Tiffany and Nica Pierce respectively. The series will be led by  Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Bjorgvin Arnarson, and Alyvia Alyn Lind, who will portray the young leads. Joining them are Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, Devon Sawa, Lexa Doig, and Barbara Alyn Woods.

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Chucky is created and executive produced by franchise creator Don Mancini, who is also serving as the showrunner and director for the pilot episode. Executive producers are franchise producer and doll creator David Kirschner and Nick Antosca via his Eat the Cat production label.

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