While he doesn’t out-and-out name names, ‘Chucky’ creator Don Mancini hints that we might see some original faces from the first few “Child’s Play” films pop up in the upcoming sequel series “Chucky”.
Mancini, who executive produces the series with Nick Antoscia and David Kirschner, tells SyFy Wire :
“With this TV show, our mission has been to preserve the straightforward scariness of the original film or the first couple of films, but at the same time, continue on with this ever-expanding tapestry of consistent story that we’ve spun over the course of seven movies and 30-some years.
I think fans are really gonna love to see the new characters that we introduce into this realm and just to see how they came off of our classic characters. Not just Chucky, but some of the others that you may be hoping to see. There’s a good chance they may turn up.
I think the prospect of seeing Chucky sharpen his skills and add to his toolbox, some of the technical goodies that we have at our disposal now, that’s something I think people will find pretty interesting. It’s so important to give Chucky new weapons, new strategies, and new targets, new goals.
Chucky has a different goal in the TV show than he’s ever had before and it’s specifically something that is designed to evoke something that’s going on in the zeitgeist today.”
The new series reportedly sees a sleepy American town plunged into absolute chaos when a Chucky doll pops up at a yard sale.
As for who the returning characters Mancini could be hinting at returning? It’s safe to say he’s at least approached Catherine Hicks, who played Andy’s mother in the original 1988 film, and Chris Sarandon, who played the heroic copper in the film, about being involved.