We were beyond excited to find out that a Child’s Play reboot was in the works, but it looks like one major person will be missing for its revival.
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In a new interview with Bloody Disgusting, the Child’s Play creators have announced that they will be moving forward with the release of the newly-announced TV series, rather than the film reboot.
What’s more? The voice of Chucky, Brad Dourif, who has voiced the killer doll in all seven films, will be lending his voice to the TV show instead of the reboot.
A Plot has also been teased, where per Collider, the film will be a contemporary reboot focusing on “a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world.”
An official announcement of who is lending their voice to the killer doll has yet to be released, but we have a feeling that fans of the franchise might not be too happy with it. We mean, it’s like rebooting A Nightmare On Elm Street and casting someone else other than Robert Englund to play Freddy Krueger.
While we’re not entirely sure who will be giving their voice up for the role of Chucky, if MGM even names the doll Chucky, we’re still pretty curious how a new set of eyes will take on the series.
Aside from the film reboot, we also know that a TV show is currently in the works, one that will include Dourif’s version of the doll and the franchise’s creator, Don Mancini, who recently announced his involvement with the forthcoming series.
It was previously reported that the new TV series will be an eight-part season with hour-long episodes, serving as a continuation to the events in last year’s Cult Of Chucky.
Mancini also shared that the TV series was “deliberately set up at the end of the last movie” with the tone of the series slated to be something that is “dark and disturbing.”
While we’re unsure how the new film is going to play out, we do know that Mancini isn’t willing to give up the universe he’s created just yet. In the same interview with Bloody Disgusting, the filmmaker shared that he will continue making films, saying:
“We’re still working on the series and also plan to continue the film franchise with Universal,” Mancini shared with the site. “We intend to stay true to the universe we’ve created.”
What do you think about Dourif’s absence in the new film reboot? Are you excited about the TV series? Sound off in the comments below.