In a surprise announcement, our favorite homicidal doll, Chucky, will be returning in the form of a television series that will air on both SYFY and USA Network in 2021. The return of Chucky will also hail the return of Brad Dourif to voice the horror icon in the new series.
The new show will omit the 2019 reboot that featured the voice talents of the legendary Mark Hamill as the murderous toy and pick up where the Cult of Chucky left off back in 2017.
The original writer and new showrunner, Don Mancini, said on the Post Mortem Podcast back in 2019,
“One of the things that has kept the franchise alive and thriving for so long is that we’ve reinvented it in different ways, by making it a comedy, and then back to horror. But the sheer storytelling real estate of doing eight to 10 episodes… will allow us to delve into characters and relationships in a way that we’re never afforded in just a 90-minute movie. That’s really exciting to me.”
While the reboot was not as well received as many of the previous installments of the legendary horror movies, there is no mistaking the fact that Chucky has a huge cult following. The psychopathic doll that has haunted nightmares for decades will return to screens in 2021.