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Chucky TV Series In The Works From Original Creator

It looks like the world of Child’s Play is coming back to haunt us in the near future. And no, believe it or not, I’m not talking about the upcoming 2019 remake of the 1988 slasher film of the same name. That film is coming from producer Seth Grahame-Smith and will be hitting theaters later this summer. What I’m actually talking about is a brand-new TV series based on the original property.

This new show has just found a home over at Syfy and is being called Chucky — probably in order to help differentiate it from the previously-mentioned film. The original creator of the character and writer of the film, Don Mancini, will be coming on board to write the script from the film. This is, apparently, about as good as things get for Mancini, as he expressed his desire for the show to land at the network way back in June:

“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.”

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It’s unclear how much of that take on the show will make it in the finished product, as the show is still in development. Also joining the show as producers are Hocus Pocus‘ David Kirschner and The Act‘s Nick Antosca.

“It’s very rare that you get the opportunity to bring such an iconic character to your network, let alone with the original creator attached,” said Bill McGoldrick, NBCU Cable Entertainment president of scripted. “We look forward to working with Don, David and Nick on putting their blood, sweat, and more blood into bringing the Chucky story to television.”

“I worked with Don on Hannibal and on Channel Zero for Syfy, so developing Chucky with UCP really feels like coming home,” Antosca said. “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.”

Are you excited to see a Chucky series coming to fruition in addition to the film? Let us know down below!

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