The cult of Chucky Ending Cliffhanger was always meant to set up a TV show

Child’s Play creator Don Mancini said the latest Cult of Chucky character cliffhangers were still meant to set up a TV show.

Chucky creator Don Mancini says the Cult of Chucky The cliffhanger ending was always meant to lead to a TV show. Mancini created Chucky, a possessed killer doll, for the movie Child’s play, which was released in 1988. Chucky was voiced by veteran actor Brad Dourif, who plays the maniacal doll as disembodied serial killer Charles Lee Ray. Ray uses his voodoo practice to merge his soul with a Good Guys doll, determined to find a way to return to his human form. Things go wrong when “Chucky” decides to try and take over the body of his human owner, a young boy named Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), who is fighting the deranged doll, even though the adults around him don’t. will not take the boy seriously.

The Child’s play the series spawned six sequels (and one reboot in 2019), with the latest being Cult of Chucky, who brought the series back to its deeper horror roots after turning into a near-parody at the time Chucky seed was released in 2004. Cult of Chucky was the first film in the franchise to introduce the concept of “multiple Chucky,” an idea Mancini had wanted to use in Child’s Play 3, but could not due to budget constraints. Cult of Chucky brought back a now adult Andy Barclay as one of the main protagonists, as well as Chucky’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany Valentine, again played by Jennifer Tilly.

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Cult of Chucky ended with a number of cliffhangers for the various characters, including Andy and Tiffany, which left the franchise wide open to continue, and apparently that’s always been the idea. In an interview with Comic, creator Mancini said his intention to leave the Cult of Chucky open was to pave the way for a television series. Mancini said he had a “fairly solid plan” when writing the film, comparing the finale to The empire strikes back, and saying that the density of this ending was beckoning Chucky in TV format. Here is his full explanation:

“Oh, I had a pretty solid plan even when I was writing Cult of Chucky. That’s why I deliberately ended this movie with a series of cliffhangers to leave all of the main characters with a question mark. He was very The Empire Strikes Back in this way. But I knew that by answering those questions and exploring the implications of where we left all of the characters, TV was going to be a better place to explore it all because it’s so dense. There is so much going on. So yeah, I was sort of planning like when I was writing Cult of Chucky four or five years ago. I’m just a little surprised that everything is going well because it’s so rare, you know. “

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The Chucky The series is slated to debut on Syfy on October 12, with Mancini involved as a producer and writer on the series. Mancini is credited as the writer for all ten episodes of Season 1 (with Kim Garland for eight of those episodes) and is also the director of Episode 1. Brad Dourif returns once again to voice the Psychotic Killer Doll , while Dourif’s daughter Fiona will return as Nica Pierce, who has appeared in the last two Child’s play films both protagonist and antagonist. The series also brings back Tilly, Vincent and Christine Elise, who played Andy Kyle’s adopted sister in Child’s Play 2 and was last seen in the end credits of Cult of Chucky.

Child’s play is a franchise that has stood the test of time, much like Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Freddy, where the horror villain takes center stage, whether as a silent stalker or a vibrant and funny one. Chucky falls into the latter’s category, and part of his appeal has always been his humor, especially as delivered by Dourif in the role. Like many horror franchises, the character gimmick is one thing, but paired with good performance, it becomes iconic. Mancini and Dourif both endured the character and kept the spirit alive, even as it faded away with the series’ silliest starters, as well as a half-baked Child’s play reboot that couldn’t be kicked off, making the original doll a real contender in the horror genre’s ‘best villain of all time’ category.

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