We've got some new details on the upcoming Child's Play TV Show, including the working title. Franchise creator Don Mancini has been working on the series ever since he completed the most recent movie, Cult of Chucky, and it recently found a home at SyFy. Now, producer Nick Antosca has revealed some of what we can expect.
Nick Antosca, who created SyFy's Channel Zero, is working alongside Don Mancini on the series. During a recent appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Antosca spoke a bit about the show centered on the famed killer doll. First off, he revealed the show's working title which is rather fitting, if simple. Here's what he had to say about it.
"The working title is Chucky. That could change, but that's the working title."
The last four movies in the franchise have used Chucky in the title, as opposed to Child's Play. So this makes sense. Not to mention MGM's upcoming Child's Play remake, which will abandon the mythology established in the previous seven movies. Nick Antosca says the show will be "closer to the tone of the first two movies" and that It will go back to a "sort of classic scare." He also says that it will keep the franchise mythology intact, but that it's going to be a new story.
"It's consistent with that mythology, but it's a whole new story. So you could come into it without knowing anything about the previous stuff and get into it. But it is consistent with all the mythology that has come before, so it is in canon."
The previous two movies did a lot to build out the Chucky universe by not only introducing Nica (Fiona Dourif) as a key character, but it also established that the spirit of killer Charles Lee Ray can inhabit multiple bodies at once, as opposed to one Good Guys doll, which is where things began all those years ago. So, will Nica or Jennifer Tilly's Tiffany show up in the show? Nick Antosca had this to offer on that front.
"They might pop in eventually, but it's new characters. I don't want to say anything definitive. I want to leave that to Don, but let's just say that there might be opportunities in the story for Jennifer or Fiona to make an appearance. Of course, the plan is for Brad [Dourif] to be the voice."
Brad Dourif has voiced Chucky in every single movie so far. He opted not to be involved with the upcoming reboot which will, instead, feature a technologically advanced doll not possessed by the spirit of a serial killer. So, we're going to have two versions of the franchise going at once. One on the small screen with the canon we already know, and one on the big screen with something new. The TV series does not yet have a premiere date from SyFy, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. This news was previously reported by Slash Film.