Child Play’s creator Don Mancini took to Twitter to confirm that production on SYFY and the USA Network’s long-in-development Chucky series has finally been completed, after more than five months of filming. The production wrap comes after the full trailer was released last month during Comic-Con@Home. The series is currently slated to make its long-awaited debut on October 12, just in time for the Halloween season.
THAT’S A WRAP! Chucky wants to honest the fuck thank everyone, in front of and behind the camera, on this fucking momentous occasion… pic.twitter.com/ZdUCK5fs8N
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) August 11, 2021
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The Chucky series will be led by a group of young stars including Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Bjorgvin Arnarson, and Alyvia Alyn Lind along with Devon Sawa, Lexa Doig, and Barbara Alyn Woods. Joining them are 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.
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“It 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,” reads the official synopsis. “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.”
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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.