Casting rumors have been swirling around the Chucky TV series since it was first announced. More than anything, fans wanted to be sure that Brad Dourif would return as everyone’s favorite killer doll. As of this morning, that rumor has officially been confirmed.
Dourif, who has voiced Chucky in every single one of the canon franchise films, will join forces with series creator Don Mancini, franchise producer David Kirschner, and Nick Antosca (The Act) for this brand new chapter in the franchise whose official logline reads as follows:
In the new CHUCKY television series, after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies — and allies — from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster
The series is produced by UCP, a division of the Universal Studio Group, and Mancini is set to direct the first episode, as well. He previously directed three of the seven films in the franchise. The series will air in 2021 on Syfy and USA.
Mancini is set to appear on the [email protected] Shudder Presents: Horror is Queer panel this evening at 9 pm EST and will also appear with Antosca on July 25th at 9 pm EST on a panel titled Shudder Presents: Scary Good TV with Horror’s Top Showrunners.
Brad Dourif is the only official casting announcement for the series that we have at this time, but we will keep you posted with updates as they become available.
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