NEW YORK (UPI) —
Syfy has green-lit a TV series based on the Chucky
horror film franchise.
“Chucky’s back — and this time, he’s headed straight to your living room. Get ready for an all-new series, coming to SYFY,” the cable network’s Instagram account said
No casting or premiere date have been announced yet, but Deadwood
actor Brad Dourif is expected to return as the voice of the demonic doll in the TV show.
The show is part of a franchise started with Don Mancini’s 1988 movie Child’s Play
and spawned six sequels, most recently Cult of Chucky
A remake of the original film was released last June with Mark Hamill
lending his voice to demonic toy. It co-starred Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry.
Mancini was not involved with the remake.
“WE’RE GOING FOR BLOODY, BUT DELICIOUS RATHER THAN DISGUSTING,” Mancini tweeted
after news of the show broke Saturday.
“Thanks so much to @UCP and @SYFY for partnering with us on Chucky’s gory road to television!” he wrote
in another post.
Reporting by Karen Butler
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