Chucky Not Attending SDCC Out of "Abundance of Caution"; Teaser Update
Unfortunately, we've got some bad news/good news to pass along regarding "Child's Play" franchise creator Don Mancini, USA Network & SYFY's Chucky. Let's start by ripping off the band-aid quickly, with Mancini taking to social media from the Toronto set to break the news that, due to an "abundance of caution" from what seems to be a health & safety standpoint, the decision was made not to attend this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). But the good news? Mancini is letting fans know that they should be checking out the show's social media accounts on Saturday, July 23, for a very special teaser.
Now here's a look at Mancini's video breaking the news and offering intel on the upcoming teaser:
Now here's some insight into what the demonic doll has in store this time around. After his diabolical plan to invade children's hospitals in America was foiled in season 1, Chucky now seeks revenge on those he holds responsible: surviving teens Jake (Zackary Arthur), Devon (Björgvin Arnarson), and Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind), along with his ex Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), now his sworn enemy. Arthur, Arnarson, Lind & Tilly join Brad Dourif (back as the iconic voice of the demonic doll), Alex Vincent (Andy Barclay), Christine Elise (Kyle), Barbara Alyn Woods (Mayor Michelle Cross), Fiona Dourif (Nica Pierce), Devon Sawa (Season 1: Lucas and Logan Wheeler), and Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal, Reacher). Meg Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, Tony Nappo, and Sutton Stracke are also set to appear in the upcoming season.
And here's a look back at that time Mancini grabbed control of Chucky's social media long enough to put the word out that filming on the second season was officially underway:
"We're thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with Chucky," said Mancini in a statement when the news was first released. "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. 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 series focuses on the vintage doll (with the soul of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray riding shotgun) as it turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies (and allies) from Chucky's past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll's untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.