Child’s Play (1988) creator Don Mancini celebrated a birthday earlier this week. Now the 56 year old writer/director has a gift for Chucky fans everywhere. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an all new television series based on Mancini’s iconic characters is coming to SyFy! Say what? That’s right, you heard me! Rumors have been swirling about this for a while now, but it looks like it’s finally happening!
Read on for all the details!
Chucky Hits The Small Screen
According to The Hollywood Reporter, original Child’s Play scribe Don Mancini is working with producer David Kirschner and Universal Cable Productions to produce an all new Chucky TV series. The duo will team with Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) to form a 3 headed Executive Producing monster. Mancini will write the pilot script himself.
“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us. The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”
This is great news for Chucky fans who weren’t too excited about MGM rebooting the film series without its original creative team. That reboot is still on track for June, 2019, last I checked.
On that note, Producer Nick Antosca added:
“Syfy is the perfect place to tell the next chapter in the Chucky saga and having the original creative team lead the project will help elevate the story we are excited to tell.”
I think this is great news. It will be interesting to see how much they can get away with on SyFy. I don’t usually think of Chucky as a PG-13 character, so Mancini and Co. will have their work cut out for them keeping the hard core slasher fans happy on a cable TV network. I have full confidence in them to pull it off, however. If anyone knows the source material and the fans, it’s these guys.
We’ll bring you more info about the series as we get it.
What do you think? Are you excited about the new Child’s Play TV series in development at SyFy? Tell us in the comments!