SYFY and USA Network today announced that Chucky Season 2 has been given the green light and will premiere in 2022!
SYFY is the home to the top two new cable series of 2021 in the 18-49 demo: Resident Alien followed by Chucky (live +7). Across all platforms, Chucky has reached 9.5 million viewers in its first season.
“We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with ‘Chucky,’” said executive producer Don Mancini. “Many thanks to our partners at USA, SYFY and UCP for their incredible support and guidance bringing ‘Chucky’ to the small screen, bigger than ever.
He added: “And to the fans, Chucky sends his still-undying thanks and a message: ‘This isn’t over, not by a long shot. You better watch your backs in 2022!’”
The season finale of Chucky airs Tuesday, November 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA and SYFY. Season 1 of Chucky is available to stream on Peacock starting Dec. 1.
You can watch a video announcement for Chucky Season 2 using the player below!
Chucky is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, David Kirschner, Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund and Harley Peyton.
In the new series, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets.
Meanwhile, friends and foes from Chucky’s past creep back into his world and threaten to expose the truth behind his mysterious origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
Mancini, who penned the film franchise, wrote the television adaptation, directed the first episode and serves as showrunner. Chucky is the red-haired, freckled-faced doll possessed by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray.
“The character Don and David created has terrified audiences for over 30 years. The longevity and legacy of Chucky speaks to the creative storytelling and the loyal fans the film series has collected over the years,” said SYFY and USA Network when the series was announced.
“We are excited to once again partner with Nick and UCP on this new SYFY series, and are incredibly proud to bring Chucky to television for the first time with the original creators.”
“It’s very rare that you get the opportunity to bring such an iconic character to your network, let alone with the original creator attached,” added NBCU Cable Entertainment.
“We look forward to working with Don, David and Nick on putting their blood, sweat, and more blood into bringing the CHUCKY story to television.”
In 1988, Chucky slashed his way into the pop culture zeitgeist with the premiere of Child’s Play, directed and co-written by Tom Holland, produced by Kirschner, and based on a story by Mancini. The international sensation spawned six sequels, all of which Mancini wrote and Kirschner produced.