‘Child’s Play’ TV Series To Arrive On USA & Syfy In 2021

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Child's Play Movie Poster

Last summer, a remake of the fan-favorite Child’s Play film hit theaters. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film garnered a 64% fresh rating among critics. While some people did not like the design, nor the change in voices as Brad Dourif has been the voice of Chucky since the original Child’s Play in 1984. Despite this, and the great job that Mark Hamill did, the fans score was lower for the film on the famed site. However, Chucky’s upgrades are something I personally enjoyed even though his look was not remotely the same. Some would argue that the remake was pointless, because of the 2013 film sequel Curse of Chucky.

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Alex Vincent – Child’s Play

In many ways, the sequel revitalized the franchise in a way that no one saw coming. The Cult of Chucky was just as great as Curse of Chucky and most deemed them better than the previous sequels Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. Although, I found both of those delightfully hilarious even if that was not the point of the original three films. To some degree, however, who would not think to laugh at a children’s doll? Granted, as soon as they see the knife in Chucky’s had they tend to change their mind and I do not blame them. While I think it would have been interesting to keep the integrity of the original doll and have the upgrades, the synopsis states:

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.

However, I think it could be interesting if at some point in the series they manage to upgrade Chucky but keep the look of the original doll. Although we have only seen the silhouette of the doll in the teaser trailer, which viewers can watch below, I think the look of the doll is going to be much like the original film and much like the look in Cult of Chucky that we see, instead of the sewen back together doll fans grew used to in previous sequels. I’m not sure how they could involve Fiona Douriff’s character, Nica Pierce, or Alex Vincent’s Andy, but I’m hoping since Jennifer Tilly confirmed her appearance as Tiffany they will both somehow make an appearance as well.

Back in May, Don Mancini told Syfy Wire:

“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 a 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.”

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Child’s Play 2

The most exciting part of the quote above is the idea that there are new characters to introduce into this world still. The fact that people have continued to reinvent this classic character for over thirty years now is promising on so many levels. What makes that more exciting is to learn more about Charles Lee Ray’s life prior to him becoming Chucky. I’d be interested to see if they are going to do flashbacks during the series to the time before he inhabited a Good Guy doll’s body. All of this of course is pure speculation and desire on my part.

New characters are not the only thing that Mancini promises to introduce to the world either. It also shows promises for my desired upgrades to Chucky above. Mancini insisted that he thinks “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.” I cannot disagree with his thought process on this and cannot wait for the official date the series will begin to air on both USA Network and Syfy.

What do you want to see the upcoming Child’s Play series? What do you think about the teaser? Let us know in the comments below.

Child’s Play the television series is scheduled to premiere in 2021.

Source: Bloody Disgusting