Everyone’s favorite serial killer doll with a penchant for voodoo magic is returning once again. Syfy’s Chucky series has officially been renewed for a season two.
Syfy and USA Network announced the news, adding that Chucky’s first season had reached a total of 9.5 million viewers. Don Mancini, the longtime director of the Child’s Play/Chucky franchise, will return as executive producer.
A date for season two’s release was not included in the announcement.
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In a statement, Mancini says, “We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with ‘Chucky,’… Many thanks to our partners at USA, SYFY and UCP for their incredible support and guidance bringing ‘Chucky’ to the small screen, bigger than ever. And to fans, Chucky sends his still-undying thanks and a message: ‘This isn’t over, not by a long shot. You better watch your backs in 2022!”
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) November 29, 2021
The Chucky series picks up following the events of Cult of Chucky when the titular serial killer returns to his hometown of Hackensack, New Jersey. The series also stars Zackary Arthur (5th Wave), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Daybreak), and Teo Briones (Pretty Little Liars, Ratched) as a group of teens who find themselves wrapped up in Chucky’s mysterious murders.
The series has been praised for tackling topics like LGBT issues, and for effectively converting the Child’s Play horror formula from film to television. You can check all that out in IGN’s series premiere review or in our reviews for subsequent episodes, including the penultimate episode.
You can watch Chucky on Peacock starting December 1 or catch the season 1 finale on USA and Syfy on November 30 at 10 PM ET/PT.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN, and he’s got the Strangler on Wabash and Van Buren.