Following last week’s teaser debut, brand new Chucky photos for SYFY and the USA Network’s upcoming Child’s Play series have surfaced online (via Bloody Disgusting). The new photos, which you can check out below, provide us a closer look at the series’ young protagonist, portrayed by Zackary Arthur, who is seen taking the iconic killer doll to his school. However, in one of the photos, it looks like he’ll eventually try to get rid of it. The series is scheduled to make its debut on October 12, 2021, just in time for this year’s Halloween season.
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The Chucky series will be set in an idyllic American town thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders sweep through and threaten to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets, all of which come on the heels of a vintage Chucky doll turning up at a suburban yard sale. At the same time, the titular doll must deal with the arrival of enemies and allies from his past who threaten to expose the truth behind the killings and the untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child turned demonic killer.
Franchise vets Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, and Fiona Dourif are set to reprise their roles as the voice of the titular killer doll, Tiffany and Nica Pierce respectively. It will also be led by Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Bjorgvin Arnarson, and Alyvia Alyn Lind, who are set to portray the young leads. Joining them are Devon Sawa, Lexa Doig, and Barbara Alyn Woods.
Chucky is created and executive produced by franchise creator Don Mancini, who is also serving as the showrunner and director for the pilot episode. Executive producers are franchise producer and doll creator David Kirschner and Nick Antosca via his Eat the Cat production label.