2019, the year which Child’s Play becomes X-Men timeline levels of confusing, MGM and Orion are creating their own rebooted version coming out this Summer while Universal are sticking with Child’s Play creator Don Mancini and creating a TV Show continuation of the original franchise.
Mancini is writing the series with Channel Zero’s showrunner Nick Antosca signing on to produce the show with franchise producer David Kirschner.
“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us,” Mancini said today. “The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series
“I worked with Don on Hannibal and on Channel Zero for Syfy, so developing Chucky with UCP really feels like coming home,” said Antosca, who will executive produce. “Syfy is the perfect place to tell the next chapter in the Chucky saga and having the original creative team lead the project will help elevate the story we are excited to tell.”