Child’s Play Television Series in the Works!
Sorry Jack, Chucky’s back! Over the last 10 years, the Child’s Play franchise has been scrapping by with one mediocre film after the other. The last film, The Cult of Chucky, promised to be something special as it finally reunited original Andy Barclay actor Alex Vincent with the Chuckster. However, the film was confused, over the top and badly paced. To top it all, Vincent was was not on top form, and it felt like he was reading his lines off cue cards. Don Mancini, the creator and showrunner of the Child’s Play films, has just kept the series spinning, despite rumors of remakes and reboots over the years. However, it does seem that we could be finally getting something new, in the form of a TV series.
“We are going dark, darker than ever before!”
Bloody Disgusting got the drop on this little nugget, in an exclusive interview with Mancini. He’s still not planning on any remakes, but he and franchise producer David Kirschner are currently developing a “Child’s Play” television series, which is “deliberately set up at end of the last movie.”
“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.”
The series will be an 8 part hourlong series that will keep Chucky front and center, once again voiced by Brad Dourif.
If you’re a big fan of the films, don’t panic, Chucky will always be your friend to the end!!! This does not mark the end of the film franchise, it’s just an extension and a way to market the films to a modern day audience that soak up TV. Details are under wraps for now, but keep you eagle eye out for more news as it comes.