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Don Mancini Shares the Teaser Logo for “Chucky” Season 2

Your favorite killer doll will return in “Chucky” Season 2 later this year, set to continue the adventures of Chucky and the various other players in Don Mancini‘s original franchise. Taking to Twitter over the weekend, Mancini reminded us that “Chucky” Season 2 is indeed coming in...
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Chucky Season 2 Teased By Don Mancini With 2022 Premiere

Don Mancini, the creator of the "Child's Play" franchise and showrunner of the "Chucky" TV series, has confirmed that the show's second season will drop in 2022. The murderous doll, Chucky himself, had previously relayed a message through Mancini — who warned, "Watch your backs in 2022" — and it looks they're going to deliver on that tease this year.
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Don Mancini Drew Inspiration For ‘Chucky’ From ‘Hannibal’

From Child’s Play to Chucky turned out to be child’s play for Don Mancini–given his experience on another “killer” TV series. Mancini–the driving force behind the Child’s Play film franchise and creator of the current Chucky series on Syfy and USA–said in a recent interview that writing for NBC’s fan-favorite Hannibal showed him it was possible to reimagine a hit movie as a popular TV show, as reported by collider.com.
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'Chucky' TV Show Was Inspired by 'Hannibal,' Reveals Creator Don Mancini

Child’s Play creator Don Mancini revealed his inspiration to make the Chucky TV show came from Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal series starring Mads Mikkelsen. Talking to Bloody Disgusting about the journey of the killer doll from theaters to the TV, Mancini underlined how Hannibal showed him that a big movie franchise could be reinvented in television, which ultimately led him to create the Chucky series.
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Chucky TV series was inspired by Hannibal, says Don Mancini

Writer-director Don Mancini has been speaking to Bloody Disgusting about a surprising influence on the Chucky TV series – the sophisticated and erudite Hannibal. Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal ran for three seasons between 2013-2015 and imagined what Hannibal Lecter would have been like as a practicing psychiatrist. It starred Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal and Hugh Dancy as a FBI criminal profiler.
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Don Mancini Reveals How “Hannibal” Inspired Chucky’s Move to the Small Screen [Interview]

The seventh installment in the Chucky franchise, Cult of Chucky, ended with some significant dangling threads and the tease of a major returning player. Instead of following it up with another movie, director Don Mancini instead let the killer Good Guy loose on television. It was a smart move; the first season of “Chucky” interwove new characters with legacy characters and expanded the mythology in massively surprising ways.
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Chucky creator Don Mancini reveals the first film that scared the s--- out of him

It's been 33 years since Child's Play introduced the killer doll Chucky and the pint-sized psycho is still going strong. Syfy and USA are currently screening season 1 of the franchise's first TV show Chucky on which the Brad Dourif-voiced maniac continues his reign of tiny terror. The series is overseen by Don Mancini, who created the character and directed three of the films in the Child's Play franchise including, most recently, 2017's Cult of Chucky.
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“Chucky” in Space? ‘Child’s Play’ Creator Don Mancini Jokes About the Possibility

We joke about sending horror characters to space, but let’s be honest, who didn’t love seeing Leprechaun, Jason Voorhees, and even Pinhead slashing up the cosmos?. Chucky seems primed for a trip to space, especially since the franchise has shown such vast versatility through several movies and now an ongoing television series. Child’s Play creator Don Mancini spoke with Comicbook about this, even teasing that he’s joked about sending the possessed doll into space.
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Don Mancini On Why ‘Chucky’ Still Slays And His Plans For A Multiverse

Chucky is back, and creator and director Don Mancini slays it. Picking up where the original film series left off, the eight-episode TV show debuts on the USA and Syfy networks. A vintage Chucky doll turns up at a yard sale in the suburbs, and before you know it, chaos reigns, and blood flows in the idyllic small town. Cue the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky's past. Brad Dourif returns as the voice of Charles Lee "Chucky" Ray, and the ensemble cast includes Devon Sawa and franchise stalwart Jennifer Tilly. Mancini wrote the entire season, directed the first episode, and acted as showrunner.
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Original ‘Chucky’ Creator Don Mancini Tells Fans To Just “Wait” To See How Gory Show Gets

A modern reboot often raises countless questions and possibilities. Will modern graphics water down the grit of the original? Or will it be a softer interpretation of a candid origin? With the impending Chucky TV show, inspired by the Child’s Play films, viewers of the original are wondering what to expect from the gore factor. The franchise’s creator, Don Mancini, has answers.
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Don Mancini Opens Up About ‘Chucky’ Series In New Trailer

It’s being billed as a “coming of rage” story–and the man behind it all wants to share why that is. A new trailer for the upcoming Syfy and USA Network Chucky TV series–premiering on Oct. 12–dropped this week, as reported by JoBlo.com, and creator and executive producer Don Mancini gives horror fans an intimate look at this small-screen spinoff of the classic Child’s Play film franchise. Check it out below.
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Chucky Featurette: Child’s Play Franchise Creator Don Mancini Teases Season 1

A new Chucky featurette has been released with Don Mancini, the creator of the Child’s Play franchise, teasing what fans can expect from the first season of the SYFY and USA Network series. The series creator and executive producer discusses wanting to take the story back to its Child’s Play roots, this time involving teenagers, and how they used Chucky “as a metaphor for bullying.” He also notes that fans will scream and laugh, but Mancini hopes to make people cry due to the “real-life pain” depicted in the series.
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'Chucky' TV Series Wraps Filming, Reveals Don Mancini

Original Child's Play creator Don Mancini has announced via his official Twitter page that his new show, Chucky, has officially wrapped filming. The series began filming in Toronto, Canada on March 29 and just wrapped today. Chucky will serve as a direct sequel to Mancini's seventh film in the Child's Play franchise, Cult of Chucky, and will consist of eight episodes. Mancini is writing every episode and directing the first. The pilot is set to premiere on October 12 on both SYFY and USA Network.
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