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  • Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 10:56PM EST Child's Play creator: Rebooting the horror movie franchise as a TV series is "exciting to me"
    Source: Entertainment Weekly

    “One of the things that has kept the franchise alive and thriving for so long is that we’ve reinvented it in different ways, by making it a comedy, and then back to horror," writer-director Mancini said on the podcast Post Mortem With Mick Garris, according to Entertainment Weekly. "But the sheer storytelling real estate of doing eight to 10 episodes… will allow us to delve into characters and relationships in a way that we’re never afforded in just a 90-minute movie. That’s really exciting to me. We’re going to be able to explore different avenues with different characters that are among fan favorites. A lot of times people will say, ‘What’s Tiffany’s backstory?’ and ‘What about Glen or Glenda?’ All these different avenues. Now we have a way of exploring all of this, and that’s really exciting.”

    # TOPICS: Child's Play, Don Mancini, Revivals

  • Posted Thursday 7/05/18 at 8:54PM EDT A Child's Play movie reboot won't stop plans for a TV version of the horror franchise
    Source: Bloody Disgusting

    MGM announced earlier this week it is rebooting the Child's Play movie franchise with a "technologically advanced" killer doll. When asked if this will affect plans for a Child's Play TV series, franchise creator Don Mancini said: “We’re still working on the series and also plan to continue the film franchise with Universal. We intend to stay true to the universe we’ve created.”

    # TOPICS: Child's Play, Don Mancini

  • Posted Saturday 6/23/18 at 3:55AM EDT Child's Play creator teases his proposed Chucky television series
    Source: Deadline

    The slasher film series revolving around the killer doll Chucky that spanned seven films from 1988 to 2017 appears closer to becoming a TV series. After revealing last winter that he was working on a TV adaptation, series creator Don Mancini tweeted a gif on Friday of "Child's Play: The TV Series - Do Not Adjust Your Set." No further details were revealed, such as casting and potential landing spots. Mancini has been writing for TV in recent years, including episodes of Hannibal and Channel Zero. The Child's Play series starred Deadwood's Brad Dourif as Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray, a notorious serial killer whose spirit inhabits a "Good Guy" doll, who tries to transfer his soul from the doll to a human body. No word on whether Dourif would be involved in the potential TV series.

    # TOPICS: Child's Play, Brad Dourif, Don Mancini

  • Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST Child’s Play might become a TV series
    Source: Bloody Disgusting

    In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, original Child’s Play writer says he’s working with franchise producer David Kirschner to bring Chucky the killer doll to the small screen.

    # TOPICS: Child's Play, David Kirschner, Don Mancini

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