The recent revitalization of Chucky through home releases has been a welcomed surprise as the films have been solid so far. It seemed like Chucky had found a new stable home, but it looks like Don Mancini might be changing things up again.
Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Don Mancini and franchise producer David Kirschner are currently working on a “Child’s Play” TV series. According to Mancini “Cult of Chucky” deliberately set-up the premise for a TV series. Here’s what he told B-D:
We plan to use Child’s Play in the title. We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.
Kirschner also verified with B-D that the series would be a continuation of the films and not a reboot. Given that “Cult” was all about how Chucky was able to make duplicates of himself, it’s easy to see how a TV series could branch things out. They could either do a “Ash Vs Evil Dead” style series where they just continue the story and mythos or they could make it an anthology series with different people now dealing with these different Chucky dolls out there.
The only other detail we have about the series is that Mancini is looking to make it an 8 part hour long series and that Brad Dourif will return to voice Chucky. Seems like Mancini is intent on keeping the Chucky brand by continuing to evolve the franchise. It’ll be interesting to see where this series turns up. Maybe if it lands on Starz we can finally get an Ash/Chucky crossover.