"My name's Chucky. Wanna play?"
The evil doll, who is possessed by serial killer Charles Lee Ray, is back and planning to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting child. The film Chucky follows a killer named Charles, whose soul now inhabits the body of the children's toy known as a Chucky doll. Though he may be small, he's still got his homicidal tendencies and will do anything (or kill anyone) to perform a ritual that will place the murderer's soul into the body of an unsuspecting kid.
The popularity of the original '80s horror film resulted in several sequels. Now, the brutal serial killer is back in a new television series. So, who is the actor who will be voicing the iconic murderous doll? Keep reading to find out more about this homicidal "friend 'til the end."
Who is the voice actor for Chucky in 2021?
According to multiple outlets, it has been confirmed that Brad Dourif will reprise his role as the voice of Chucky in the upcoming SyFy television series. The actor was the original voice of the killer doll and went on to lend his scary laugh to its six sequels. Aside from voicing Chucky, the 70-year-old actor is also known for his role in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Though casting details have not fully been released, it has also been reported that Jennifer Tilly, who played Tiffany "Tiff" Valentine in a few Chucky sequels, is also involved in the new series.
What is the 'Chucky' 2021 series about? Details on the plot.
According to Deadline, a small town in America is thrown into chaos after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a yard sale. A slew of murders begin to "expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets." Additionally, Chucky's past enemies and allies threaten 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."
While SyFy and USA Network planned to film the new series in fall of 2020, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) has delayed production. According to Deadline, the series will now shoot in Toronto in 2021. Producers reportedly hope that the horror series will air in the new year.
Fans are not-so-patiently waiting for the new 'Chucky' TV series.
"If this CHUCKY TV Series does film early next year, I have a gut wrenching feeling, [creator] Don [Mancini] will make us wait, EVEN LONGER THEN WE ALREADY HAVE, until next October for the series premiere," a fan tweeted. Another wrote, "I love the Chucky franchise, I can't wait for the TV series. Hope we get one more movie! Much respect to #BradDourif for sticking with the franchise all these years!"
This individual commented, "My big fear in regards to last year's Child's Play remake was that it would kill the original franchise and particularly this TV series so I'm incredibly happy to hear that Syfy is moving forward with it. Cannot wait to watch and support! #Chucky."
Chucky is coming to SyFy in 2021.