The show’s main character Jake Webber will be played by Zackary Arthur. Image Credit: Bloody Disgusting, SYFY, USA.
In the words of Chucky “I always come back.” The latest highly anticipated return to the Chucky franchise takes form as a TV Series and is a continuation of the former seven Chucky movies.
Chucky will be written and produced by Chucky and Child’s Play creator Don Mancini with help from producers David Kirschner and Nick Antosca. The first series will be 10 episodes, with episode one “Death By Misadventure” set to premiere on USA Network and SYFY in the United States on October 12th 2021.
It will be a continuation of the Child’s Play series of movies, including an exploration into the dark psyche of Charles Lee Ray, the deceased serial killer who possesses Chucky and the main antagonist of the show.
Don Mancini offers us an insight into the disrupted life of the show’s main protagonist,14 year-old Jake Webber. He is
“a 14-year-old gay boy who’s bullied and sort of lost after the recent death of his mother. He’s a young artist [making] sculptures with doll parts. He finds Chucky at a yard sale and buys him, but it turns out that he gets much more than he bargained for.”
Promo Poster for the 2021 Chucky TV Series, Image Credit: USA / SYFY.
Teasers for the show were tweeted out by SYFY and Mancini on July 18th. The full trailer was revealed on July 25th at the ‘Legacy of Chucky’ panel at the 2021 Comic Con, in addition to a variety of clips from the upcoming series. Filming for the show began 29th March 2021 and is likely to come to an end by 11th August the same year.
Brad Dourif is back playing the voice of Chucky and Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany. Also returning are Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay (the original protagonist and prime suspect of the Child’s Play movies) and Christine Elise as Kyle. Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Hunter Hunter) also stars.
Watch the full trailer for Chucky below.
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