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Child’s Play t.v. series has been picked up by Syfy Channel

Chucky will now terrorize the small screen.

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The television series based on the horror film Child’s Play has found a home in the SyFy channel. Variety reports that the series will be titled Chucky and it will be diferrent that what MGM is doing right now with the horror franchise.

Chucky is being developed by Child’s Play creator Don Mancini. He states that he has been hands on with the project for a while. Mancini, who has written every Child’s Play film and has directed the last three, is writing the series. After all, he knows Chucky better than anyone. Mancini has this to say in a statement:

“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us. The show will be a fresh take on the franchise. This will allow us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format. Also we will stay true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”


The last film made by the Chucky creator was Cult of Chucky. The film ended in a way that could have a broader story once it hit t.v. screens.

“We deliberately ended Cult [of Chucky] with a bunch of cliffhangers to set up a TV series. Because there are so many different threads now, television could best accommodate that so that was done intentionally. At the same time, we have a whole new world. We have a bunch of new characters which we can say nothing about.”, concluded Mancini.

The Chucky character debuted in 1988 in the film Child’s Play. The film was so terrifying that it made you think twice in buying another stuffed toy o Barbie doll.

Child’s Play (1988) was the first film in the Chucky franchise and the first installment to feature the character the demonic doll. It stared Catherine Hicks, Dinah Manoff, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky. Hicks plays a widowed mother who gives her son a doll for his birthday. She is unaware that the doll is possessed by the soul of an infamous serial killer.

There have been six sequels to Child’s Play. No word yet on when the series will debut.

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