The Child’s Play franchise turns 30 this year. While we just had a new Chucky installment released at the tail-end of 2017 in Cult of Chucky, it looks like things still aren’t over for Charles Lee Ray. According to Bloody-Disgusting, franchise creator Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner are actually prepping for a Child’s Play television series!
If you’ve seen Cult of Chucky, you’re likely aware that the movie ended in a way for the franchise to continue – perhaps even endlessly. Mancini explains that this was intentional so that they could explore the world in a new, expanded way on television. And according to him, the “tone is dark and disturbing”.
“We plan to use Child’s Play in the title,” Mancini explained. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy.”
Aside from the exciting news that a TV series is happening, it’s also going to be great seeing the franchise go back to its original title. Child’s Play is a name that hasn’t been used for a Chucky movie since Child’s Play 3 in 1991, and fans have been desperate to see it used again.
Bloody-Disgusting also managed to contact producer David Kirschner, who had a few interesting things to say about the series as well as Don Mancini.
“I don’t think there’s a relationship that lasted this long,” he stated in regards to Mancini and himself. “I’m incredibly excited about the series and to explore a world in which we’ve never done before.”
“Don has taken the franchise in a wonderfully frightening direction,” Kirschner continued. “He seems to outdo himself every time.”
This does seem like a logical route for the franchise to take. The films have become increasingly more serialized since Curse of Chucky. Thus a TV series is the best way to tell an ongoing story instead of waiting five years between films to produce new installments.
Mancini also has experience in television now, thanks to his work on both Hannibal and Channel Zero where he’s worked as a writer-producer. Nick Antosca also worked on these shows with Mancini, and previously talked about doing a new project with him – so it’s possible that Antosca could be helping out with Chucky and friends.
While there aren’t any plot details, the series is intended to consist of eight hour-long episodes, likely containing all of our fan-favorite characters from the feature films. And plenty of carnage.
What do you think of this move? Are you excited for a Child’s Play series? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments!