Well, well, well. It was only earlier this week that Don Mancini had been talking up his ideas for the future of the Child’s Play franchise – including placing everyone’s favourite Good Guy doll in a World War II setting – and now comes word that Chucky is heading to the small screen.
Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, Mancini has revealed that he and longtime franchise producer David Kirschner are developing a Child’s Play TV series. Explaining that this was all “deliberately set up at the end of the last movie”, Mancini said, “We want to use Child’s Play in the title. We want to definitely signal that we are going dark. Darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.”
Additionally, Mancini confirmed that genre fave Brad Dourif will again be back to provide the voice of Chucky. For Kirschner’s part, he spoke to the outlet and revealed that this series will not be a reboot of the much-loved franchise, instead serving as a continuation of the established canon seen on the big screen. He then added, “I don’t think there’s a relationship that lasted this long. I’m incredibly excited about the series and to explore a world in which we’ve never done before. Don has taken the franchise in a wonderfully frightening direction. He seems to outdo himself every time.”
Wanna play? You bet we do!
Expect more on all things Child’s Play as we get it.