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While growing up, most of us found dolls to be cute and endearing, but I, for some reason always found them to be super creepy. The way their eyes would never close and how their expression never changed ran a chill down my spine, also their smile, their godforsaken creepy smile always managed to creep me out. My fear of dolls was further solidified when I first watched Chucky and I was convinced that dolls are inherently evil. Now years and several movies later, we hear that Chucky is getting his own TV series and according to a report by TV Line, Brad Dourif, the original Chucky voice actor will be back once again to voice the demon doll.
When we first heard Don Mancini is working on a television series based on Child's Play, we were sure that there is no way he would go forward with the project without franchise mainstay Brad Dourif in the title role. Previously, Dourif has voiced Chucky in every single Child’s Play film in the original continuity, but he was replaced last year by Mark Hamill in the Lars Klevberg-directed remake.
In the latest series, Dourif will join Mancini, David Kirschner, and Nick Antosca for this brand new chapter in the franchise. The official logline of the show reads, "In the new CHUCKY television series after 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."
Back in May, Mancini, in a conversation with Syfy Wire, said, "With this TV show, our mission has been to preserve the straightforward scariness of the original film or the first couple of films. But at the same time, continue on with this ever-expanding tapestry of a consistent story that we’ve spun over the course of seven movies and 30-some years. I think fans are really gonna love to see the new characters that we introduce into this realm and just to see how they came off of our classic characters. Not just Chucky, but some of the others that you may be hoping to see. There’s a good chance they may turn up.”
He continued, " I think the prospect of seeing Chucky sharpen his skills and add to his toolbox, some of the technical goodies that we have at our disposal now, that’s something I think people will find pretty interesting. It’s so important to give Chucky new weapons, new strategies, and new targets, new goals. Chucky has a different goal in the TV show than he’s ever had before and it’s specifically something that is designed to evoke something that’s going on in the zeitgeist today.”
The latest Child's Play TV series is produced by UCP, a division of the Universal Studio Group, with Mancini directing the pilot of the show. Previously, he has directed three out of the seven Child's Play movies. The Child's Play TV series will air on Syfy in 2021. Are you ready to see Chucky go on a rampage once again? Let us know your thoughts below.