SYFY and the USA Network have released a Chucky sneak peek clip for Don Mancini’s long-in-development series adaptation of the hit Child’s Play film franchise. The horror series is currently scheduled to make its debut on Tuesday, October 12.
The video features Zackary Arthur’s Jake as he struggles with dissecting a frog during his science class due to his repulsion of blood. Fortunately for him, he has a knife-wielding expert beside him, who’s willing to help a friend out.
i know i’m a tease… watch my show oct 12 on @usa_network and @syfy pic.twitter.com/mK1JrA7EH3
— Chucky (@ChuckyIsReal) September 26, 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.
“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.