Eric J. Cullen
'Chucky' Gets Orders For A Third Season
Fans of Chucky will be happy to hear the series from USA Network and Syfy has been renewed for a third season. Getting it's start back in 2021, Chucky has been well-received as a continuation of the Child's Play franchise, following the iconic killer doll as he wreaks havoc in the small town of Hackensack.
The first two seasons of Chucky have been met with a positive audience reception, with the series drawing in 4.4 million viewers during it's premiere week in October of 2021. The show was an instant hit in the world of horror, and the writing, direction, and performances all came together well to give horror fans and casual viewers an entertaining and thrilling watch.
The third season of Chucky is expected to continue the infamous killer doll's adventures, with events at the end of the show's second season taking a handful of the characters to New York. Chucky's creator and executive producer, Don Mancini, has promised that the upcoming season is "very worked out" and we could even see the return of more legacy characters. Anyone for Tyler from Child's Play 3?
Child's Play as a television series was a very creative step to take in the franchise. In addition to Chucky, the show features a cast of well-developed characters, including teenagers and adults who become embroiled in the doll's deadly games. Brad Dourif, who has voiced Chucky in every film in the franchise, is simply perfect, and is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, and Alex Vincent, and newcomers Zackary Arthur, Björgvin Arnarson, and Alyvia Alyn Lind. The series has also been praised for its use of practical effects and puppetry to bring Chucky to life. Many fears of over the top CGI were put to rest even before the show's premiere in 2021, with creator Don Mancini taking to social media to provide his fans with some behind the scenes material.
The renewal of Chucky for a third season is a testament to the show's popularity and success. Overall, the success of Chucky can be attributed to the show's ability to deliver both scares and laughs, its well-developed characters, and its commitment to making a Chucky based series that enjoyable for fans both old and new. As the show awaits the start of production for the next season, fans can expect more of the same thrilling and entertaining horror that has made Chucky one of the most beloved horror icons of all time.