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Just about a year ago, we reported that a Child’s Play TV series was in the works. Better known as Chucky thanks to the murderous child’s doll at the heart of the horror franchise, the small-screen version of the big-screen slasher series also hails from franchise creator Don Mancini and long-time franchise producer David Kirschner, with collaborator Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) also involved as an executive producer; actor/voice of Chucky Brad Dourif is set to return. That was good news then, but the better news is that now Syfy is on board to develop the series in earnest.
Variety reports, via press release, that the genre-friendly network has acquired the rights to the iconic property, but few other details are available at the moment. Previously, Mancini had teased a “very creepy” series that will go “dark, darker than ever before.” And the last we heard, the plan was to develop eight one-hour episodes that would keep franchise continuity, so it’s not a reboot but a continuation. For fans of the franchise that have stuck around since it’s debut back in 1988, that should come as welcome news.
Here’s what Mancini had to say:
“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, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for...
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