Child’s Play: The TV Series confirmed by Don Mancini
There are many names infamous in the horror genre over the years, but the only one to make a successful transition onto the small screen was Freddy Krueger, who hosted the Freddy’s Nightmares anthology horror series. Now another titan of the slasher world will cut loose on the small screen as franchise creator Don Mancini announced on Twitter that Child’s Play: The Series is officially in the works.
It was previously reported in February that a series was in early development from Mancini and producer David Kirschner in addition to future films, and this new announcement seals the deal on the red-headed psychopath bringing his mayhem to television. Mancini’s previous discussion said the film’s story arc will continue with the series, marking a unique connection between a film and TV series.
The Child’s Play series has been running for 30 years, with the first film dropping in 1988 to box office success, generally positive reviews and a cult following, spawning six sequels that remained box office successes but slowly started earning more mixed and negative reviews, until the revitalized Curse of Chucky, which returned to the franchise’s horror roots and earned very positive reviews. The most recent installment, Cult of Chucky, was released on Blu-ray and video on demand last October and received strong reviews from critics. Brad Dourif has been a staple of the franchise since its inception, lending his voice to the murderous doll in all of the films.