Chucky from Child's Play is getting his own TV show
You can't keep a good murderous puppet down.
Chucky, he of the Child's Play series fame, is getting his own TV show.
First seen in the original Child's Play all the way back in 1988, the iconic red-haired doll housed the vengeful spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray.
Brad Dourif provided the wise-cracking voice of Chucky across six films up until Cult of Chucky in 2017, by which point the franchise had gotten quite tired indeed.
A good bit before that, 1991's Child's Play 3 attracted a notorious reputation when it was banned in the United Kingdom following suggestions that the film inspired the murders of James Bulger and Suzanne Capper.
Last year, Child's Play returned to cinemas in the form of a high-tech reboot that boasted Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky. That effort was met with mixed reviews and a decent worldwide box office return of $44 million against a $10 million budget.
And now he's coming back yet again, this time on the small screen.
Variety reports that SyFy has given the green light for a straight-to-series Chucky TV show named - wait for it - Chucky.
The show will focus on a vintage Chucky doll that is unearthed at a suburban yard sale as "an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos" following a host of gruesome murders.
Chucky will also explore the origins of the homicidal doll with both enemies and allies popping up along the way.
"The character Don [Mancini] and David [Kirschner] created has terrified audiences for over 30 years," said Chris McCumber, president of Entertainment Networks USA and SyFy for NBCUniversal.
"The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years.
"We are excited and incredibly proud to bring Chucky to television for the first time with the original creators."
Chucky is expected to arrive this year.