Syfy’s “Chucky” series will be straight-up scary, says creator Don Mancini

The new series is coming soon to SyFy.

Syfy's "Chucky" series will be straight-up scary, says creator Don Mancini

One of the most exciting projects in Syfy’s pipeline is Don Mancini’s long-awaited “Chucky” series, which picks up on the events post-“Curse” and “Cult of Chucky”.

To the uninitiated, we last saw Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) successfully transferring his soul to the body of the franchise’s paraplegic protagonist, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif). The 2017 film ended with a handful of killer Good Guy dolls running around, with Lee Ray (now in Nic’s body) and his wife, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) out in the streets too.

In a recent Twitter watch party, creator Don Mancini commented on the future of the series, which he describes as a return to the “straightforward scariness” fans loved about the films, or at least the first two.

Syfy's "Chucky" series will be straight-up scary, says creator Don Mancini
Don Mancini, creator of Syfy’s “Chucky” series

He adds: “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.”

When asked about the modern setting of the series, he tells SyFyWire: “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.”

Chucky (Brad Dourif) in Child’s Play (1988) // MGM

It looks like Mancini & Co. are set on a paved path from here on – and what a path that might look like! Already, there are rumors about featuring a gay protagonist, which is not too far a cry from the inclusivity the franchise it displays with its characters (see: Dourif’s differently-abled badass final girl-turned-antiheroine).

Suffice it to say, the staff here at Genre Nutters are excited about the upcoming series.

Watch the trailer for the original “Child’s Play” movie below.