During the Television Critics Association winter press tour last Saturday, SyFy announced a new series based on the iconic horror figure Chucky, according to Variety.
The show is set to be created by Don Mancini, writer of the Child’s Play film series it is based on.
In the article Chris McCumber, president of Entertainment Networks USA & Syfy for NBCUniversal, said, “The character Don and David created has terrified audiences for over 30 years. The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years. We are excited to once again partner with Nick and UCP on this new Syfy series, and are incredibly proud to bring Chucky to television for the first time with the original creators.”
The film series mainly focused on Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif in the original films and Mark Hamill in the reboot), a notorious serial killer who in life was named Charles Lee Ray and frequently escaped death by performing a voodoo ritual to transfer his soul into a “Good Guys” doll.
The original Child’s Play film was released on November 9, 1988 and spawned six sequels and a remake film along with comic books, a video game and tie-in merchandise.
According to Mancini, Chucky will air sometime in 2020.