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Chucky Gets Straight To Series Order At Syfy

January 11, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Cult of Chucky

Even though MGM remade the original Child’s Play last year, creator Don Mancini has still be working on a continuation of the original series currently owned by Universal. Now, that series will continue on television. Variety reports that Syfy has given a straight-to-series order for Chucky, with Mancini serving as the showrunner and executive producer. He will also direct the first episode. David Kirschner and Nick Ancosta will also produce while Harley Peyton will executive produce.

Chris McCumber, president of Entertainment Networks USA and 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.

Here’s a synopsis of the new series: after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

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