'Chucky' TV Series Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot

Chucky on Syfy and the USA Network will delve even deeper into the creepy world of Chucky, a notorious serial killer. The 10-part series will serve as a continuation of the Cult of Chucky, the seventh film in the Child's Play franchise, which dropped in 2017.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about the Chucky TV series including release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.

When Is 'Chucky' Out?

After more than two years of waiting, Chucky the TV series finally has a release date.

Chucky will premiere on Syfy and the USA Network on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10 p.m. ET.

There will be 10 episodes in the haunting series, which are expected to air weekly on Syfy and the USA Network.

Filming began in March 2021 and is scheduled to conclude in early August, in Toronto, Canada.

Who Stars in 'Chucky'?

Golden Globe-winning actor Brad Dourif has reprised his role in voicing Chucky for the TV series.

Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly is also back as Tiffany Valentine, Chucky's bride.

Also reprising their role from the Child's Play franchise is The Blacklist's Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce.

Chucky fans will also see the return of Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, the original child tormented by Chucky, and Christine Elise McCarthy as his sister Kyle.

Vincent first played the role of Andy in the 1988 film Child's Play and appeared ins several of the movie's sequels, including Child's Play 2 and Curse of Chucky.

McCarthy first took on the role of Kyle in Child's Play 2 in 1990 and reprised it in Cult of Chucky.

Young actors Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, and Björgvin Arnarson also star in Chucky.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Don Mancini explained his decision behind casting younger actors for the T series.

He said: "One of the things I wanted to do was bring [the franchise] back to its Child's Play roots and have the protagonists [be] kids. But since, with the first couple of movies, we'd already delved into having little kids I wanted to explore something different, so this time we're exploring young teenagers."

Also starring in Chucky is Final Destination's Devon Sawa, One Tree Hill's Barbara Alyn Woods, and Jason X star Lexa Doig.

What Is 'Chucky' About?

Chucky is a continuation of the seventh film in the Child's Play franchise, Cult of Chucky.

The series revolves around Chucky, the terrifying red-haired children's doll who becomes possessed by the soul of a fictional serial killer, Charles Lee Ray.

In the series, a vintage Chucky doll is up for sale in a quiet, American suburban town. As Chucky fans will know, the presence of Chucky can only mean one thing—everybody's life in the sleepy town is at risk.

Chucky on Syfy and the USA Network will also delve into the origins of Charles Lee Ray and the evolution of Chucky.

The synopsis for the series, per Deadline, teases: "An idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets.

"Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies — and allies — from Chucky's past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll's untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster."

The series comes from Chucky movie franchise creator and writer Mancini, who will also direct the show's first episode.

Producer David Kirschner is also at the helm of the series alongside TV writer-producer Nick Antosca, creator of Syfy's anthology series Channel Zero.

Emmy-nominee Harley Peyton serves as the show's executive producer.

In a statement announcing the series order of Chucky, creator Mancini 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."

Is There a Trailer for 'Chucky'?

Yes, there is a full-length trailer for Chucky and one thing is for sure, the terrifying doll is here to play.

The trailer premiered during the Chucky panel at San Diego Comic-Con@Home on Sunday, July 25.

The beginning of the trailer introduces Jake (Zackary Arthur), a 14-year-old lonely boy who comes across the infamous doll at a local yard sale.

As he purchases the doll, the woman who runs the stall notices that the butcher's knife on the table has gone missing as Chucky's spine-tingling laugh plays out.

It doesn't take long before Chucky is up to his old ways, with death and destruction unfolding everywhere Jake turns.

As the trailer comes to an end, Chucky can be heard saying: "It's kill or be killed. Everybody's got to choose."

Chucky premieres on Tuesday, October 12, on Syfy and the USA Network.

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Chucky and Zackary Arthur as Jake Wheeler Steve Wilkie/USA Network