‘Chucky’ Teaser’: The ‘Child’s Play’ Franchise Returns To Murderous Life On The Small Screen

The Child’s Play franchise is unique among the horror genre. Not for being unnaturally long-lived or anything, but for diverging into two separate ongoing franchises. A reboot in 2019 led to a split, where the original storyline, characters, and even the actors would head to the small screen. And now we have a new teaser for Chucky, which tells us it’s time to be reunited with an old friend…who probably wants to murder us.

Production has only just begun on the show, which is why there’s no actual footage in this teaser. However, what we do get is a look at the animatronic insides of ol’ Chucky, so at least we know he won’t be some crappy CG creation.

Chucky arrives on SyFy from original franchise co-creator Don Mancini, joined by the original Chucky voice actor Brad Dourif. He’s joined by Jennifer Tilly, back voicing Tiffany Valenine, Fiona Dourif who returns as Nica Pierce, and new additions Devon Sawa, Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Bjorgvin Arnarson, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Lexa Doig (Arrow), and Barbara Alyn Woods.

“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.”

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.