Chucky: Everything We Know About The Child's Play Spin-Off Series
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The iconic killer doll is set to return for a new TV show, which premieres later this year On Syfy And USA. Here's what we know so far.
Chucky is the spin-off show from the long-running Child's Play horror series. It's currently shooting and is set to arrive later this year on the Syfy and USA Network.

The franchise kicked off in 1988 with the original Child's Play. The movie was written by 24-year-old film student Don Mancini, and directed by Tom Holland (not the one that plays Spider-Man), who had previously helmed the hit vampire comedy Fright Night. The movie focused on Andy, a boy who is given a doll named Chucky by his mom. Unfortunately, the toy has been possessed by the spirit of a dead serial killer Charles Lee Ray, and embarks on a bloody killing spree. The film's mix of dark humor and inventive slasher thrills helped make it a success and launched a franchise.

Since then there have been a six sequels and a reboot. The series took a more comedic and self-referential tone with the fourth film, Bride of Chucky, and Mancini took over directing duties on the series from the fifth movie, Seed of Chucky. The latest film in the main series to date was 2017's Cult of Chucky.

In 2019, the remake of Child's Play was released--this movie was made without Mancini's involvement, and featured Mark Hamill as Chucky. Mancini was vocal about his dissatisfaction with MGM's decision to remake the film, arguing that it might damage his ability to make more films in his own series. The movie was a modest success, but no sequel has been announced since then.

Thankfully, the original Chucky is coming back. In early 2019 it was reported that Mancini was developing a new TV show, and the title was subsequently confirmed to be simply Chucky. It's set to air on both Syfy and USA Network, and with production now underway, here's everything we know so far about the next appearance from the iconic killer doll....

What's the premiere date?

Chucky's premiere date hasn't been announced yet. However, SyFy has confirmed that the show will arrive in the fall.

Who's the showrunner?

The Chucky showrunner is Don…
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