We’ve witnessed the evolution of the infamous Lakeshore Strangler, also known as our beloved Chucky, within seven Child’s Play films, comic books, and even an iOS video game release. We at Nightmare on Film Street had reported Don Mancini’s plans, in elaborate detail, and his vision for the Child’s Play franchise to invade the television realm back in February earlier this year.
In a conversation with Bloody Disgusting, Don Mancini had said “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.” The television series will witness the return of the original Child’s Play heading in exchange for the more recent Chucky titles and comprise of eight one-hour episodes.
Now Mancini’s vision has finally come to fruition. Manicini shared via Twitter, a gif of the menacing killer doll in a distorted/glitch banner with the headline, “Child’s Play The TV Series” above a caption that reads, “Do Not Adjust Your Set”.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018
This confirmation was only a matter of time, as Mancini’s previous involvement in television has proven successful with SyFy’s Channel Zero. For now, Mancini and longtime producer, David Kirschner, will be directly involved in continuing Charles Lee Ray’s murderous rampage on the small screen, picking up from the most recent Cult of Chucky. It has also been previously confirmed that Brad Dourif will be reprising his role as the voice of Chucky.
Child’s Play was initially released on November 9th, 1988 in the United States and grossed more than $44 million against a modest budget of $9 million. The success of the franchise continues to gain new fans with a strong cult following spanning 30 years.
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