USA Network and SyFy Channel have delayed the production of the upcoming Child’s Play TV series Chucky. According to Deadline, the production has been pushed back to 2021 courtesy of the coronavirus. The series was originally supposed to start shooting in the Fall in Toronto.
Chucky was always intended to premiere in 2021, and producers still hope that it will still be delivered in time. The first promo spot for the series was shared a couple of months ago and it got fans excited about what is coming.
In the new Chucky 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.”
Child’s Play creator Don Mancini is leading the charge on the series and when previously talking about it he offered some additional details, explaining:
“With this TV show, our mission has been to preserve the straightforward scariness of the original film or the first couple of films. But at the same time, continue on with this ever-expanding tapestry of consistent story that we’ve spun over the course of seven movies and 30-some years. I think fans are really gonna love to see the new characters that we introduce into this realm and just to see how they came off of our classic characters. Not just Chucky, but some of the others that you may be hoping to see. There’s a good chance they may turn up.”
Mancini also went on to discuss some of the various elements that will appeal to the fans, and he also teases a different goal that Chucky will have in the upcoming TV show, saying:
“I think the prospect of seeing Chucky sharpen his skills and add to his toolbox, some of the technical goodies that we have at our disposal now, that’s something I think people will find pretty interesting. It’s so important to give Chucky new weapons, new strategies, and new targets, new goals. Chucky has a different goal in the TV show than he’s ever had before and it’s specifically something that is designed to evoke something that’s going on in the zeitgeist today.”
Brad Dourif, who voiced Chucky in all the original films, is returning to bring the serial killer doll to life again. Jennifer Tilly will also be back as well.