As production continues on the Chucky series, Child’s Play franchise creator Don Mancini took to Twitter to share two new teasers for SYFY and USA Network’s newest horror series, centering around the iconic killer doll. The series is expected to make its debut this coming fall.
The first video teases the return of Oscar nominees and Child’s Play mainstays Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and Jennifer Tilly (Bullets over Broadway) as they reprise their iconic roles as the voices of Chucky and Tiffany Valentine, respectively. Meanwhile, the second teaser provides us our first behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming series’ ongoing production, while also giving us a glimpse at one of the newest characters in the franchise, portrayed by Transparent‘s Zachary Arthur.
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.
It will feature the return of franchise vets Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, reprising their roles as the voice of the titular killer doll, Tiffany and Nica Pierce respectively. Joining them are Final Destination alum Devon Sawa, Lexa Doig, and Barbara Alyn Woods along with Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Bjorgvin Arnarson and Alyvia Alyn Lind, who are set to portray the young leads.
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. The series marks Mancini’s second collaboration with SYFY after working as a producer on the horror anthology series Channel Zero and penning three episodes.