Child's Play comes to the small screen
The supernatural slasher franchise is set to be made as an eight part TV series
More than 30 years after its debut, Child's Play is set to come to the small screen. The planned project hails from Don Mancini, the creator of evil doll Chucky, alongside franchise producer David Kirschner. Mancini, who wrote the screenplay and directed Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky, says that the plan is to develop an eight-part series.
Each episode will be in an hour long, with the series serving as a continuation of the events in last year's Cult of Chucky.
He adds that the series will have a "dark and disturbing" tone. "We plan to use Child's Play in the title. We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It's going to be very creepy."
In addition, Brad Dourif has been confirmed to return for the TV series to lend his voice to the doll which is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Kirschner adds that the series won't be a reboot, but a continuation story.
The classic horror film was first released in November of 1988. It was later followed by seven films with Cult of Chucky being the latest one. The seventh installment, which was released last year, starred returning actors Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly and Summer H Howell.