First Footage from the ‘Child’s Play’ TV Series!
Despite the recent reboot of the Child’s Play franchise, Don Mancini is determined to continue his own original franchise in any form he can. Whilst there are currently no plans for any more films, Mancini is steaming ahead with a brand new TV show that will put the pint-sized psychopath at front stage. The upcoming Chucky television series, is set to reunite all the stars of the films into a small screen adaption, following the continued misadventure of Charles Lee Ray, aka Chucky. Mancini, Creator or the original Child’s Play; who has written every single entry in the franchise and has even direct Seed, curse and Cult, is set to be the show runner of the show that will bring Chucky to a new medium. Fans of the series will be pleased to hear that a brand new teaser just launched, giving us our very first look at the new show.
The official synopsis for the new shows reads…
In the show, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets. Meanwhile, friends and foes from Chucky’s past creep back into his world and threaten to expose the truth behind his mysterious origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
The teaser comes from Entertainment Weekly, who also sat down with Mancini to talk about the new series and about how he has been listening to the fans about what they want! Mancini said…
Over the years, I’ve heard that the consensus fan favorite among all the movies is Child’s Play 2,” says Mancini. “I think one of the reasons for that is how Chucky looked in that movie and how the late director John Lafia, who passed away last year, shot Chucky. Our goal with the series was to bring Chucky’s look precisely back to that.
Whilst the show will take new directions, it also should address the open story lines from Cult of Chucky.
I deliberately ended Cult of Chucky on a series of cliffhangers, major cliffhangers, because I knew a TV series would be the ideal place to accommodate delving into the ramifications. So we begin the series introducing our new story, our new milieu, and then we start to bring the veteran characters into the story, and it all comes together for a big showdown.
The show is going in a new direction with a teenage star, Zackary Arthur (Transparent), taking on Chucky.
One of the things I wanted to do was bring [the franchise] back to its Child’s Play roots and have the protagonists [be] kids. But since, with the first couple of movies, we’d already delved into having little kids I wanted to explore something different, so this time we’re exploring young teenagers.
With the new show set to hit screens Oct 12th, Mancini seems confident on the shows success and is already planning “a broader Chucky universe” which could see TV shows and films playing out alongside each other.
You can check out the new teaser below.
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