Forget that embarrassing 2019 remake…the real deal is here. After a development cycle spanning several years and one pandemic, Chucky the Killer Doll finally has his own TV series, which debuts its first episode in a matter of days.
Can a doll catch COVID-19? It remains to be proven, but if Batman can catch the coronavirus, why take chances? USA and SyFy announced today their long-in-development Chucky TV series will be in development a bit longer, until it’s safer to resume filming. Deadline broke the news.
We’ve known about it for a long time, but this was the week the SyFy Channel officially committed to the Chucky TV show that’s been talked about for over a year. Within that time, a rebooted feature film (which recast Chucky as a corrupted robot AI with needy tendencies) was announced, filmed, edited, shown in theaters, dumped on Blu-Ray and forgotten about. Let’s get back to the actual thing!
The Child’s Play franchise has taken a weird turn in the last six months. Creator Don Mancini announced plans to create an eight-part miniseries for television, centered around his famous murderous doll. Then MGM announced they were putting together a Child’s Play remake with a new director, new actors, new Chucky and everything. Apparently both these projects can legally go forward, independent of each other.