Everyone’s favorite serial killer doll Chucky is set to make his small screen debut with the series named Chucky. It has started production and is slated to release this Fall on Syfy.’
The upcoming TV series will is likely to be connected to the original films. The series is slated to be 10 episodes long and will return to the franchise’s roots. Fans of the original franchise are no doubt eagerly waiting for its release.
After a long time waiting, fans finally got a taste of what is to come in the upcoming series as Syfy officially released the first teaser trailer for the show recently.
Images were also released that gave more insight into the upcoming television show. It was previously revealed that Chucky will be allowed to swear quite a lot during each episode of the show. On top of that, it will also explore the origins of Charles Lee Ray.
Now it seems the show has been inspired by a very famous franchise. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, creator Don Mancini revealed that the TV series has been inspired by Hannibal, especially the series starring Mads Mikkelsen.
“I think I first started thinking about it when I was working on Hannibal. I was such a huge fan of that franchise, the films, the books, so when it became a TV series I was initially skeptical. A TV series? And no Anthony Hopkins? How is this going to work?”
Of course, like everybody else, I was blown away. Anyway, I ended up in the Hannibal writers’ room. I really loved working on that show, and I loved working for Bryan Fuller, and learned a lot from him. I saw that one of the things that made that show so interesting and exciting was that it was kind of fan fiction written by experts. It was a sort of fanciful imagining initially. What was Hannibal like when he was a practicing psychiatrist consulting with the FBI before anyone knew he was the big bad? That’s when I started imagining doing the same thing with Chucky, having eight hours of narrative to play with and doing it with a bunch of like-minded horror geeks and legit Chucky fanatics.”
Several plot details for the upcoming 10-episode horror series was previously revealed as well. From what it seems, the series is certain to be a hit with fans of the franchise. The series will start airing on Syfy on October 12 and we will have to see whether it lives up to expectations or not.