The Chucky television series on USA Network and SyFy Channel is not your father’s Child’s Play. In this anticipated series, the killer serial doll returns for another mass killing, but not in a single 2-hour film. For this time around, the story unfolds over many episodes as the team of teens played by Zachary Arthur, Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, and Björgvin Arnarson must find a way to stop him.
The franchise, conceived by Don Mancini, was launched more than three decades ago with the movie Child’s Play back in 1988. It spawned six sequels and a recent remake of Child’s Play in 2019. Chucky became one of the most recognizable horror characters in cinema with Michael Myers, Freddie Krueger, and Jason.
At USA Network and Syfy Channel, the concept turned itself into a television series for the next generation of fans who are unfamiliar with this franchise. Rather than a reboot or remake, the television series adaptation serves as a sequel to the films (not counting the reboot of 2019).
Here’s a brief synopsis:
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.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta participated in a small roundtable with actors Alyvia Alyn Lind and Björgvin Arnarson. We talked about how they binged the Child’s Play movies, their character motivations, and acting alongside the doll operated by puppeteers.
Alyvia Alyn Lind started very young as an actor and following the footsteps of her elder siblings, Natalie Alyn Lind and Emily Alyn Lind. She appeared in notable television series with See Dad Run, Revenge, Transparent, Masters of Sex, Futureman, Daybreak, and in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Also, she appeared in the comedies Blended with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and Overboard with Eugenio Derbez.
Björgvin Arnarson made an appearance in the television series Family Time as Elijah. He had a supporting role in the horror film The Seventh Day starring Guy Pearce and Vadhir Derbez.
Chucky currently is playing on USA and SyFy.
Watch the roundtable interview with Alyvia Alyn Lind and Björgvin Arnarson below. Let us know what you think of it.