Production of “Chucky” TV Series Delayed to 2021

Screenshot from "Seed Of Chucky" (2004). Photo by Rogue Pictures/Kobal/Shutterstock (5881552p)

The demonic doll Chucky has terrorized the audience for decades, since the 1988 movie Child’s Play was first released. The franchise has spread over eight movies and this year, for the first time, it was due to expand to the small screen on the Syfy channel. But as with many other projects, the COVID-19 pandemic shuffled the cards.  

In July, a new teaser for the show confirmed that its release date had been pushed back to 2021. Now, Deadline reports that the production itself, which was scheduled to begin later this year, will not begin until next year as well. According to reports, however, the delay will not have a major impact on the show’s release date as the producers are optimistic about getting the job done in time.

The franchise’s creator Don Mancini is the showrunner for the series and he will team up with the doll’s original voice actor Brad Dourif. Jennifer Tilly is also reported to be involved in the series. She played Tiffany in Bride of Chucky and three more sequels.

The show follows the events in a small town after a vintage Chucky doll turns up in a garage sale, marking the beginning of a series of gruesome murders.