An evil too great to play on just one network. The upcoming Chucky television series, set in the same universe as the hit CHILD’S PLAY franchise, is coming to both SYFY and USA Network in 2021.
The news was revealed by franchise creator Don Mancini on Instagram. A teaser trailer accompanied the announcement, which you can watch below.
In the new Chucky television 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.
Produced by UCP, the series will be executive produced by creator Don Mancini (Hannibal, SYFY’s Channel Zero), David Kirschner (HOCUS POCUS, FRAILTY), and Nick Antosca (Hulu’s The Act, SYFY’s Channel Zero) via his banner Eat the Cat, through his overall deal with the studio. Emmy®-nominated Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks, SYFY’s Channel Zero) will also serve as executive producer. Mancini, who penned the film franchise, will also write the adaptation, serve as showrunner and direct the first episode.