It looks like the ‘Child’s Play’ TV series will continue on as planned after all.
Creator Don Mancini, producer David Kirschner, and star Nick Stabile participated in a Q&A at Screamfest after a screening of ‘Bride Of Chucky’ in October. The group confirmed the TV series is still happening with the original cast, and some new characters as well (via Brain Mutant):
“We deliberately ended Cult with a bunch of cliffhangers to set up a TV series,” Mancini said. “Because there are so many different threads now, television could best accommodate that so that was done intentionally.
“At the same time, we have a whole new world, a bunch of new characters which we can say nothing about.”
The TV series will kick off after the events of 2017’s ‘Cult Of Chucky’, which certainly ended in an eventful way. Without revealing too much, Kirschner did note that the TV series’ potential storyline could resemble that of Mancini’s original ‘Child’s Play’ concept involving children:
“The only thing I think we can say is from the original film that Don wrote, Child’s Play, we are playing with that concept again, the idea of child’s play,” Kirschner said. “I’ll let you guys fill in the pieces of that.”
“It involves children,” Mancini finished.
As for the decision to pull the trigger on a TV series, after so many films, Mancini felt it was time to change mediums and utilize a much more broad creative canvas:
“We saw that after seven movies, how can we flip again?” Mancini said. “So this time not by merely changing genre but by changing medium. This will give us a different kind of canvas, a much bigger canvas to explore characters and relationships.”