Don Mancini Opens Up About ‘Chucky’ Series In New Trailer

It’s being billed as a “coming of rage” story–and the man behind it all wants to share why that is.

A new trailer for the upcoming Syfy and USA Network Chucky TV series–premiering on Oct. 12–dropped this week, as reported by JoBlo.com, and creator and executive producer Don Mancini gives horror fans an intimate look at this small-screen spinoff of the classic Child’s Play film franchise. Check it out below.

The eight-episode Chucky–which picks up where 2017’s Cult of Chucky left us all–has Mancini as showrunner and director of the first episode. Doll creator David Kirschner and Nick Antosca join Mancini as executive producers.

Chucky is set in a community where “a series of horrifying murders sweep through and threaten to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets” due to a vintage Chucky doll turning up at a yard sale.

In addition, the murderous doll must deal with the arrival of “enemies from the past who threaten to expose the truth behind the killings and the untold origins of a seemingly ordinary child turned demonic killer.”

Bringing all this mayhem to life are Brad Dourif (again voicing Chucky), Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany and Fiona Dourif as Nica. The ensemble also includes Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Bjorgvin Arnarson, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Devon Sawa, Lexa Doig and Barbara Alyn Woods.

The original 1988 Child’s Play–directed by Tom Holland from a screenplay he wrote with Mancini and John Lafia–spawned six sequels, a 2019 reboot, comic books, a video game and more toys and collectibles than you could possibly have room for. The movies–which won a Saturn Award for Best Horror Franchise–have earned more than $182 million at the box office.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Chucky, coming to Syfy and USA.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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