It's hard to believe that it's been over a month since the newest teaser for "Child's Play" franchise creator Don Mancini, USA Network & SYFY's Chucky was released during San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) weekend. But there was clearly no rest for wonderfully wicked because franchise star Jennifer Tilly posted an update that's bad news for those of us who've been enjoying her social media production diary. But with the series set to haunt screens again this October, Tilly's news will be music to horror fans' ears. "Today is my last day filming ['Chucky']! Let's gooooooo!!!!" Tilly wrote in the caption to a post that also included an image of Tiffany looking a little bloody (but it doesn't look like it's her blood).
Now here's a look at Tilly's Instagram post from earlier today offering the good news:
Here's a look back at the official teaser trailer for Mancini, USA Network & SYFY's Chucky Season 2, premiering on October 5:
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.
"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.