Everyone’s favorite serial killer doll with a penchant for voodoo magic returns. Syfy’s Chucky series has officially been extended for a second season.
Syfy and USA Network announced the news, adding that Chucky’s first season had reached a total of 9.5 million viewers. Don Mancini, longtime director of the Child’s Play / Chucky franchise, is returning as executive producer.
A date for the release of the second season was not included in the announcement.
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In a statement, Mancini said, “We are very excited to be pulling the strings on a second season of doll chaos with ‘Chucky’ … Thanks to our partners in the US, SYFY and UCP for their incredible support and guidance.” Chucky “on the small screen, bigger than ever. And to the fans, Chucky sends his undying thanks and a message:” This is far from over. Better take care of your back in 2022! “
– Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) November 29, 2021
The Chucky series follows on from the events of Cult of Chucky when the serial killer returns to his hometown of Hackensack, New Jersey. The series also stars Zackary Arthur (5th Wave), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Daybreak), and Teo Briones (Pretty Little Liars, Ratched) as a group of teenagers implicated in Chucky’s mysterious murders.
The series has been recognized for addressing issues such as LGBT issues and for effectively translating Child’s Play horror formula from film to television. You can check all of this out in IGN’s premiere review or in our reviews for subsequent episodes, including the penultimate episode.
You can watch Chucky on Peacock starting December 1st or catch the season one finale on USA and Syfy on November 30th at 10:00 PM ET / PT.
Joseph Knoop is a writer / producer for IGN and he’s done the strangler on Wabash and Van Buren.