It's always a good idea to modernize classics and introduce them to new generations. That's what occurs in Chucky, a Syfy and USA Network television series that launched on October 12, 2021, and which casts a new light on a serial killer's doll.
Chucky is based on the Child's Play franchise and takes place after the events of the 2017 film Cult of Chucky. It has received critical acclaim for its ludicrous horror coupled with a lot of dark humor and has been described as a “bloody good time” for the audience. Its LGBTQ+ inclusivity was also praised, with the show receiving GLAAD nominations.
After catching audiences in season one, the sitcom was renewed for a second season in November 2021, which came as no surprise.
Chucky tells the story of 14-year-old Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur), an aspiring artist infatuated with dolls, as told by Don Mancini, who wrote all of the franchise films and directed the past three.
After purchasing a Good Guy doll at a yard sale, he discovers that the doll is in the possession of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, who is portrayed by Brad Dourif once more. Chucky, a serial murderer, begins a string of murders in Jake's hometown of Hackensack, New Jersey. The first victim is Jake's father, who is followed by additional victims such as a housemaid and Jake's aunt. Nobody believes that a doll is murdering people, thus Jake became the prime suspect.
Jake must regroup with his bully turned buddy Lexy Cross (Alyvia Alyn Lind) and his crush-turned-boyfriend Devon Evans (Björgvin Arnarson) to battle Chucky, as well as contend with a serial killer while attempting to break into high school theatre. Let's take a look at everything we know so far regarding the second season!
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of “Chucky” garnered largely positive reviews, with a Tomatometer score of 90% and an audience score of 88 percent. “‘Chucky' is a treat; a warped, clever, witty, and very droll series with a dash of gore tossed in, but nothing too violent to make your head throb,” commented John Doyle of The Globe and Mail, summarising much of the praise. It's a complete overhaul.”
Season 2: What Could Happen
The season one ending of Chucky left several plot lines and loose ends that can be explored in season two. Even though Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) and Kyle (Christine Elise) appear to have taken down all of Chucky's dolls, it is revealed at the end of the episode that Chucky has been preparing an army of Good Guy dolls. The big hook of the finale is that he is possessing them to do anything he wants.
It's also expected to be revealed whether Kyle, Andy's foster sister from Child's Play 2, is still alive or not. There's also the question of what will happen to Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) now that Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) has removed her limbs and legs in case Chucky regains control of her body.
It's also impossible not to be interested in learning what the future holds for the main characters, Jake, Lexy, and Devon. They end the first season without some of their families and friends, so their narrative – and friendships – may be explored further in the second season.
Which Members of the Cast Are Set to Return?
Apart from the people who died in the first season – and the actors who won't be able to return since their characters died – we can expect everyone who survived the season one end to return in Chucky's second season. Jake, the protagonist, and owner of Chucky, as well as Björgvin Arnarson and Alyvia Alyn Lind, are expected to return.
Alex Vincent and Fiona Dourif, as well as Brad Dourif as Chucky's voice, are among the other actors we may expect to see again. Tiffany is also set to be reprised by Jennifer Tilly. Christine Elise, on the other hand, is an actress about whom we know nothing. Kyle's rumored death off-screen opens the path for her reappearance.
Date of Season 2's Premiere
Season 2 of Chucky has yet to be announced. However, according to a photo uploaded on Don Mancini's Instagram account, the cast is currently recording. We do know that the release date will be in 2022.
In a statement, Don Mancini, the show's creator, executive producer, and showrunner confirmed the news:
“We're ecstatic to begin tugging the strings on Chucky's second season of puppet mayhem,” the statement read. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our friends at USA, Syfy, and UCP for their unwavering support and leadership in bringing Chucky to the small screen in a bigger and better way than ever before. Chucky extends his everlasting gratitude to the fans, as well as a message: ‘This isn't over, not by a long shot.' In 2022, you'd better keep an eye on your backs!'”
Given that Halloween is in October and Chucky is a bloody horror series, an October release would be a fantastic – and terrifying – choice.
What Will Be the Plot of Season 2 of Chucky?
The Season 1 finale of “Chucky” aired on November 30, 2021, and left several plot lines open for Season 2 to explore. Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) has been busy recruiting a possessed army, despite Andy's (Alex Vincent) and Kyle's (Christine Elise) belief that they have destroyed all of the Chucky dolls.
“When a property enters its fourth decade, it is attempting to venture forward into uncharted, undiscovered land,” showrunner Don Mancini said in an interview with Bloody Disgusting. And having a collection of Chucky dolls has always appealed to me.” In Season 2, we can certainly expect more from this assassin army.
Fans are eager to find out if Kyle, a fan favorite character who has been presumed dead, is indeed dead, or if she, like many other characters in the “Chucky” franchise, will make an unexpected comeback. Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) amputates all of Nica Pierce's limbs “in case” Chucky ever regains control of her, putting her life in peril.
In a video interview with SyFy, Alex Vincent was asked if there was anything the actors hoped to see for their characters in Season 2, and he said that forecasting is meaningless since “Don [Mancinivision's] is frequently not what we would expect, even from people who know him as well as we do.” And it's because of this that we're kept guessing, surprised, and entertained.”