Child’s Play is easily one of the most iconic horror movie franchises ever, and now it’s looking to make the same impact on television with the first ever Child’s Play TV series. The series was first announced back in February, and now Child’s Play creator Don Mancini has revealed the first look at the upcoming show.
On his Twitter account, Mancini shared a gif that appears to unveil the new series’ logo. The retro-looking font says Child’s Play the TV Series, with the added slogan of “Do not adjust your set.” A pixilated Chucky is included for good measure. While Mancini didn’t offer any commentary to go along with his gif, some have speculated that the fact that he posted it means an official announcement about the series could be coming soon. As of right now, we don’t know where or when the series would air.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018
Bloody Disgusting had previously spoken to Mancini about the series, and he revealed that it would take place after the last film in the franchise and would not be a reboot. He also confirmed that Brad Dourif would again voice Chucky, and that the series would be darker in tone than the movies. “We want to definitely signal that we are going dark, darker than ever before. It’s going to be very creepy,” he said.
This isn’t the first time a horror movie franchise has made the leap to TV. Child’s Play‘s fellow iconic ’80s franchises, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, both had anthology series that aired from the late ’80s to the early ’90s, and in recent years a number of classic horror movies have appeared in television form, including The Exorcist, Westworld, Psycho (series Bates Motel), The Omen (series Damien), and The Evil Dead (series Ash vs. Evil Dead).
We’ll keep our ears open for more news regarding the Child’s Play series, but if Mancini’s tweet is any indication, it won’t be long before we’ll be hearing some.