Charles Lee Ray will simply have to cleanup his act just a little bit for his transition to the small screen, as Chucky showrunner Don Mancini has confirmed the titular killer doll will be dropping several F-bombs in every episode. Ever since the very first Child’s Play movie premiered in 1988, Chucky has utilized a colorful vocabulary with a particular fondness for certain four-letter words. Fortunately, that’s not planning to change an excessive amount of when Chucky arrives on Syfy and USA Network in 2021, as Mancini wouldn’t experienced it every other way.
Speaking about the upcoming Child’s Play series along side Chucky executive producer Nick Antosca at [email protected]’s Sary Good TV with Horror’s Top Showrunners panel, Mancini explained the importance of keeping Chucky foul-mouthed. As he explained:
“When Nick and I create Chucky at Syfy, one of the first things we had to ensure of [was] that Chucky could drop his F-bombs, because it’s such an intrinsic part of his character, it would just seem wrong if that he couldn’t… Fortunately, before we signed on the dotted line, they confirmed, yes, he can. I believe he can drop, like, eight F-bombs per episode, or something like that — eight to ten, something like that — and I think there is variations according to what time it airs.”
Basic cable shows are not known for allowing F-bombs to be dropped quite so freely, which means this could be viewed as a pleasant surprise for longtime Child’s Play fans. In comparison, Locke & Key showrunner Meredith Averill spoked about the different guidelines she was given with the Netflix Original, with the streamer only allowing two F-bombs per episode.
According to Averill, this really is done to qualify for the rating which will make the series offered to the widest audience on the platform. This resulted in Averill removing most of the foul language from the series, agreeing that they weren’t even necessary most of the time. Still, Averill agrees that it is a different case with Chucky, noting: “You realize how unnecessary a f*** can be — sometimes very necessary: Chucky? Super necessary. Bode Locke? Probably not as necessary.”
Not only will Chucky be keeping the character’s unique vernacular, we can make certain that the killer doll will soon be sounding exactly the identical to well. Franchise star Brad Dourif has been announced for the show, reprising the role he’s been playing in Child’s Play and Chucky movies since 1988. It was expected that Dourif would be right back for the show, as well as other fan favorites stars from the franchise like Jennifer Tilly, Alex Vincent, and Christine Elise. Still, as of now, Dourif is the only cast member to be officially confirmed for the show.
In the new Chucky series, “after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, 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.”
Chucky will soon be coming to Syfy and USA Network some time in 2021, and just this month, a teaser trailer was launched for the anticipated series. As fun as the 2019 reboot from Orion Pictures may have been, it’s awesome to see the original movie series still moving forward in an entirely new medium. You can watch the Shudder’s Scary Good TV Showrunners panel from [email protected] below, courtesy of IGN on YouTube.