Horror icon Chucky is heading to the small screen, with Bloody Disgusting reporting that franchise creator Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner are in development on a Child’s Play TV series.
“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title,” said Mancini. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than everbefore. It’s going to be very creepy.”
Mancini went on to reveal that the premise for the series was “deliberately set up at the end of the last movie”, referring to last year’s Cult of Chucky, the seventh instalment in the franchise, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
The series is being developed as an eight-episode hourlong, with Brad Dourif confirmed as reprising the role of Chucky, a.k.a. serial killer Charles Lee Ray.
The first Child’s Play was released in 1988, and was followed by the sequels Child’s Play 2 in 1990, Child’s Play 3 in 1991, Bride of Chucky in 1998, Seed of Chucky in 2004, Curse of Chucky in 2013 and Cult of Chucky in 2017.