A while back we reported that franchise creator Don Mancini had teased that Chucky is coming to TV. EW is now confirming that not only is a series in the works, but it’s also found a home on the Syfy channel.
Mancini will be serving as both the writer and executive producer for the series. Longtime franchise producer David Kirschner is on board along with Nick Antosca who worked with Mancini on both “Hannibal” and Syfy’s “Channel Zero”.
I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us,” Mancini stated. “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.”
Mancini isn’t the only one who released a statement about his new series.
In these troubled times, I believe it’s my obligation as a horror icon to reach the widest possible audience, on TV,” Chucky said. “For over 30 years, I’ve been scaring the s–t out of you. But now at Syfy, I look forward to really making a difference.”
News of the series arrives following the recent announcement of the June theatrical release date for the Child’s Play remake from director Lars Klevberg (Polaroid).