Syfy Eyeing Chucky Series Adaption + Two More Pilots


Syfy is working on an adaption of Horror franchise Chucky as a TV show as well as two other projects.

The Chucky project will be written and executive produced by Don Mancini, who wrote the film franchise on which the series is based. David Kirschner and Nick Ancosta will also executive produce, with Ancosta producing via his Eat the Cat banner. 

Here’s what Don Mancini had to say about the project:

“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us. 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 other two Pilots are for Cipher and (Future)Cult Classic which both come from UCP (Universal Cable Productions a part of NBCUniversal).

Cipher sees some secret military technology is unexpectedly implanted in the brain of a 13-year-old video game junkie. The boy and his father then unwittingly find themselves at the center of the next great war over artificial intelligence.

(Future) Cult Classic is a dark comedy set 18 years into the future. It follows  group of teens whose community is rocked by a 1990s slasher-movie obsessed serial killer. Our heroes quickly realize they’re being targeted and decide to take matters into their own hands and track down the killer before time runs out.