‘Chucky’ renewed for Season 3 at SYF & USA Network
Everyone’s favorite friend to the end isn’t finished – far from it.
SYFY and USA Network have confirmed that Don Mancini’s hit Chucky series will return for a third season. Not too surprising given all the critical and audience acclaim the show has garnered since it first premiered in late 2021 (the first two seasons hold incredibly fresh scores of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes). Production of the third edition is set to begin soon.
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Mancini — who has been part of the Child’s Play franchise since its inception more than 30 years ago — created the small-screen adaptation and serves dual roles as showrunner and executive producer. Season 1 is set in Hackensack, New Jersey: the birthplace and original place of death of infamous serial killer Charles Lee Ray (voiced as always by the legendary Brad Dourif).
“The cast and crew of ‘Chucky’ would like to thank fans and critics alike for their overwhelming response to Season 2, which we are pleased to announce has now officially kicked off Season 3. This news made Chucky very happy. Many thanks to Damballa for that, otherwise it would have been just impossible to deal with Chucky. Thank you also to our partners at SYFY, USA and UCP for helping us employ Chucky. See you in 2023 for what Chucky himself promises to be his scariest season ever,” said executive producer Don Mancini.
The killer doll’s latest victims are a trio of high schoolers – Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur), Devon Evans (Björgvin Arnarson) and Lexy Cross (Alyvia Alyn Lind) – whom Chucky would like to slaughter in cold blood. So far, however, they have only been a thorn in the side of plastic. Season 2 shifted most of the action to the Catholic School of the Incarnate, a religious boarding school for wayward youth where our protagonists are sent after becoming caught up in the aftermath of Chucky’s murderous shenanigans.
A cast of actors from the feature films – notably Alex Vincent (Andy Barclay), Christine Elise (Kyle), Jennifer Tilly (Tiffany Valentine), Fiona Dourif (Nica Pierce) and Billy Boyd (voice of Glen/Glenda) – appear on the Industrial fair. Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund, David Kirschner (another longtime house veteran) and Jeff Renfroe also serve as executive producers.
The complete first season of Chucky is currently streaming on Peacock. If you need more killer doll action in your life, then check out Universal Pictures’ M3GAN, which is in theaters everywhere right now.
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