On October 12, 2021, Syfy and USA Network will debut “Chucky,” a horror television series based on the “Child’s Play” film franchise. When Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur) purchases a Good Guy doll for an art project, the doll is possessed by serial murderer Charles Lee Ray – better known as Chucky.
After the doll is implicated in a string of killings in Hackensack, New Jersey, Jake finds himself the prime suspect. There were three “Chucky” films directed by Don Mancini, plus numerous “Child’s Play” pictures written by him. Also, Mancini serves as both the show’s executive producer and show creator.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of “Chucky” garnered 90% good reviews and an audience rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. ‘Chucky’ is a joy,’ observed John Doyle of the Globe and Mail, “a twisted series with a sprinkling of gore, but nothing too nasty to make your head hurt. “It’s a complete overhaul.”
The second season has been confirmed by TVLine, which is much to the satisfaction of the show’s fans. Season 2 of “Chucky” is here, and we’ve got all the details.
Chucky Season 2 Release Date
When it was revealed in November 2021, there is little information regarding the release date or any other facts about the new season. However, executive producer and showrunner Don Mancini stated in a statement that the second season will premiere next year (via TVLine)
An official statement from director Don Mancini reads: “We’re overjoyed that Chucky will kick off our second season of puppet mayhem.” “Chucky” is better than ever on television owing to the help and guidance of our partners in the United States (USA), Syfy (Syfy), and UCP. “This isn’t over, not by a long way,” Chucky tells the audience in a touching statement. Keep an eye on your back in 2022!'”
The first season premiered on Halloween, thus it’s probable the second season will follow suit as well. We’ll have to wait for further details before we can confirm this report, though.
Chucky Season 2 Cast
Zackary In “Chucky,” Arthur plays Jake Wheeler, the film’s protagonist, and Chucky’s owner. Arthur looks to be a foregone conclusion based on the cast for the forthcoming season. Other than Chucky, Arthur’s filmography also includes “Kidding” and “Transparent” (via IMDb).
Season 2 is expected to bring back most of the original cast members, at least those who survived the first season. Jake’s pals Devon Evans and Lexy Cross, portrayed by Björgvin Arnarson and Alyvia Alyn Lind respectively, complete the key cast. This season’s cast includes Tiffany Valentine (Jennifer Tilly), Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), and Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif).
Teo Briones portrayed Junior Wheeler, Jake’s aggressive cousin, in Season 1. As a result, it appears that Briones will not return to the show. Given that her demise was not seen on screen in Season 1, there is a larger probability that she may return as Kyle in Season 2.
Lastly, Brad Dourif takes on the role of serial murderer Chucky. Dourif has been in several “Child’s Play” films, including “Cult of Chucky” in 2017, “Curse of Chucky” in 2013, and even “Child’s Play” in 1988. Arthur’s character is named after Dourif, thus it’s safe to assume that he’ll return for Season 2.
Chucky Season 2 Plot
Season 1 ended on November 30, 2021, leaving several plot lines dangling for Season 2. Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) has been busy recruiting a possessed army, despite Andy (Alex Vincent) and Kyle (Christine Elise) believing they had destroyed all of the Chucky dolls.
“When a property approaches its fourth decade, it is striving to venture forward into uncharted, undiscovered territory,” said Don Mancini, the showrunner. Also, having many Chucky dolls has always appealed to me.” So anticipate more assassins in Season 2.
— Chucky (@ChuckyIsReal) December 2, 2021
Fans are eager to hear if their beloved character Kyle is indeed dead, or if she will make an unexpected return, like many other characters in the “Chucky” franchise have. Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) amputates Nica Pierce (Fiona Douriflimbs )’s “in case” Chucky regains control of her.
In a video interview with SyFy, Alex Vincent said that anticipating what would happen to their characters in Season 2 is futile since “Don [Mancinivision] is frequently not what we would expect, even from people who know him well. This keeps us thinking, amazed, and entertained.”