Don Mancini’s ‘Chucky’ Heads to SYFY for TV Series Development

The War of two Chucky projects seems to be heating up, as SYFY has just picked up the development rights for a television series based on the murderous doll from franchise creator Don Mancini, who has been actively developing a series for some time.

Don Mancini during the 2018 Saturn Awards
Photo by Mary Anne Butler

This comes during a year when MGM, who hold the film rights, are gearing up a new Child’s Play flick starring Aubrey Plaza.

Mancini, who will write and executive produce the series for SYFY, said:

“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us. 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 format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”

That’s sort of all we know about the project now, but we’re expecting to hear more about it as the year progresses.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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