A Chucky television series is coming to the SYFY channel.
That’s all fine and good, but the real news here is it will involve the return of the luscious, and probably talented, Jennifer Tilly.
Best known for voicing Chucky’s girlfriend Tiffany in 1998’s Bride of Chucky, she stayed on board and also cameoed as herself in The Seed of Chucky in 2004, Curse of Chucky in 2013, and most recently Cult of Chucky in 2017.
The move to the small screen will include an original made for TV movie which will serve as either a lead-in or out to the series.
The premise sounds cool and doable:
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. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
Hopefully, this will be a return to form for the franchise that has shown surprisingly good legs up until last year’s remake. It was a general let down that earned only $45 million globally.
Chucky will be produced by Nick Antosca (Channel Zero, The Act, Brand New Cherry Flavor) with David Kirschner (Bride/Seed/Cult of Chucky), as well as original Chucky creator Don Mancini.
Brad Dourif will graciously return as the voice of the body-switched-and-loving-it Charles Lee Ray.
No production schedule is available at this time, but there is an IMDB page so that’s gotta mean something.
Stay tuned or die.