Watch Your Backs: ‘Chucky’ is Officially Taking a Stab at Season 2


The residents of Hackensack are in for more killer-doll mayhem.

A second season of Chucky, the series based on the Child’s Play movie franchise, has been ordered by Syfy and USA Network. News of the renewal comes as the well-received horror series wraps up its 8-episode first season.

“We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with Chucky,” said Don Mancini, the show’s executive producer and writer of the original Child’s Play and its six follow-ups.

“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 the 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!’”

Chucky, which premiered simultaneously on Syfy and the USA Network on October 1st, is set after the events of Cult of Chucky. We follow 14-year-old Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur, Transparent), a resident of New Jersey city Hackensack. After buying a Good Guy doll at a yard sale, Jake discovers that this doll is, in fact, possessed by the soul of a serial killer. Cue a body count.

The cast includes Brad Dourif (back as the original voice of Chucky), Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Björgvin Arnarson, Lexa Doig and Devon Sawa, as well as returning franchise stars Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise McCarthy, and Jennifer Tilly.

The series has been met with mostly positive reviews, lining up a Rotten Tomatoes score of 90% and an audience score of 88%. The ratings have also been quite good. According to TV Line, Chucky has drawn 9.5 million viewers in the U.S. and become 2021’s second-highest rated new cable series in the key 18-49 demo.

In Australia, Chucky can be streamed on 9Now.

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