Television network, Syfy has acquired the series development rights to legendary horror figure, Chucky.
According to Variety, the series will center on the red-headed doll possessed by the soul of dead serial killer Charles Lee Ray and will be penned and executive produced by Don Mancini. Mancini was the writer behind the original film franchise.
“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us,” said Mancini.
“The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”
The first Chucky movie debuted in 1988 in the film “Child’s Play,” and grossed more than $44 million against a production budget of $9 million. The movie also spawned six sequels with the franchise generating over $250 million.