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Old 01-12-2020, 07:37 AM   #1
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SyFy Commisions Chucky TV Series

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Syfy has given out a straight-to-series order for a show based on the iconic horror character Chucky, the central figure in the “Child’s Play” film franchise. The cabler made the announcement at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Saturday.

The news comes just under a year after Syfy first announced they had acquired the television rights to the films. The series hails from Don Mancini, who wrote the film franchise on which the series is based. Mancini will also serve as showrunner and executive producer in addition to directing the first episode. David Kirschner and Nick Antosca will also executive produce, with Antosca producing via his Eat the Cat banner. Harley Peyton will also executive produce. Universal Content Productions (UCP) will serve as the studio. Antosca is currently under an overall deal at UCP.

“The character Don and David created has terrified audiences for over 30 years,” said Chris McCumber, president of Entertainment Networks USA & Syfy for NBCUniversal. “The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years. We are excited to once again partner with Nick and UCP on this new Syfy series, and are incredibly proud to bring Chucky to television for the first time with the original creators.”

In the series, titled “Chucky,” 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.

Chucky debuted in 1988 in the film “Child’s Play,” directed and co-written by Tom Holland, produced by Kirschner and based on a story by Mancini. The franchise spawned six sequels, all of which Mancini wrote and Kirschner produced. Mancini also directed three of the films. A remake of “Child’s Play” from a completely new creative team was released in 2019.
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Well it’s the first real info and update for a long time.

Love Chucky so I’m definitely excited. Very happy it’s not a stream exclusive.
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We've known it was Syfy bound for the better part of a year. This would be the first time Syfy themselves announced it, though, I think. They reassured us he can still swear and all.
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Well it’s the first real info and update for a long time.

Love Chucky so I’m definitely excited. Very happy it’s not a stream exclusive.
I'm really happy this series has continued. I really like the mythos and the return of old characters in Cult of Chucky was a nice surprise. The way Chuck's proliferated through his own magic is a cool twist.
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:43 AM   #6
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I'm really happy this series has continued. I really like the mythos and the return of old characters in Cult of Chucky was a nice surprise. The way Chuck's proliferated through his own magic is a cool twist.
I wasn't crazy about the multiple Chuckies thing in that movie, but I otherwise really loved everything else about it. Finally, Andy gets to settle the score (or so he thinks). I hope the TV show continues things with Andy and the girl from Child's Play 2, and Jennifer Tilley.
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I wasn't crazy about the multiple Chuckies thing in that movie, but I otherwise really loved everything else about it. Finally, Andy gets to settle the score (or so he thinks). I hope the TV show continues things with Andy and the girl from Child's Play 2, and Jennifer Tilley.
The fact that Andy not only got to settle the score BUT that he was waiting for it was awesome. That's what made the whole multiple Chucky thing appeal to me. I'm hoping we get this hardened, kick-ass dude go after Chucky (Chuckies?).

Plus, it was nice to have a different formula other than "Chuck gets reborn. . .again".

Though I can see how it seems a bit a weird to have a lot of Chucky running around, yeah.
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The multiple Chuckys is cool imo. I know people were upset because they felt the soul splitting was too powerful but I can buy into it.

You can easily write it out by saying he becomes weaker the longer he’s split up. That’s what I came up with anyway.

I think it’ll only last as long as the tv show goes. They’ve said they still plan on doing movies.

I absolutely loved that Andy kept his head locked up and could talk to him. I thought that was really creepy. Having a possessed a item in your house is not new but I liked how it was portrayed. An evil living thing that’s just there but put away.
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I like the idea of being weakened the more he splits up. Otherwise, there's not a whole lot stopping him from taking over the whole world.

Also, that's a pretty smart move on Andy's part. Keep the head so you know where that little bastard is. If he's in your cupboard, he isn't out trying to possess other people.
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