Along with Brad Dourif’s return as the voice of demon doll Chucky, Jennifer Tilly was always the second big draw to SyFy’s Chucky series, and the actress had once more thrown herself into her role as Tiffany Valentine in a new photo shared by series creator Don Mancini. After a well-received first season, Chucky, Tiffany and a host of other returning stars will be back for another round of murder and mayhem this Fall, and by the look of the behind-the-scenes images being shared, fans are in for more of the same darkly comical horror.
Chucky is a sequel series to the original Child’s Play movies, discarding the ill-received and unconnected reboot from 2019. Pulling in actors from throughout the movie series, the series provided a nostalgic legacy sequel and a brand new story to the Chucky franchise, and the second series is continuing in exactly the same vein. Along with the likes of Alex Vincent, Christine Elise and Fiona Dourif all reprising their roles from previous movies, Tillly’s Tiffany will once again be getting mixed up on the maniacal world of Chucky.
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Having debuted over 30 years ago in Child’s Play, Chucky was reborn, in more ways than one, when the fourth movie arrived ten years after his first appearance. Bride of Chucky introduced Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany Valentine, a woman who gets a little too close to Chucky and finds herself being murdered by him and her soul being transferred to female doll Tiffany. Together they embarked on a murderous rampage, and their story continued in Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky. While the critics did not give the movies stellar ratings, the series has proved that sometimes all you need is a change of pace.
Don Mancini Wanted to Explore the Real Chucky in the Series
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Throughout the Child’s Play franchise, there has been an itch that creator Don Mancini wanted to scratch, but it was only when the chance to do a TV series came along that he was finally able to reach it. While Brad Dourif appeared as the human form of Chucky, Charles Lee Ray, in the first Child’s Play film’s opening, the character was never really explored before. In the series, Mancini previously explained how he had now been able to delve further into the history of the man who became Chucky. He said:
“Once you get into your fourth decade in a franchise, it’s trying to forge ahead into unseen, unexplored territory. And the idea of multiple Chucky dolls always appealed to me. First, of course, just as a visual, it’s irresistible, but then conceptually, there are so many things you can do with it. I can’t talk too much about that because I don’t want to spoil fun coming in season two, but insofar as it impacted what we’ve already done in season one. Yeah, it was important that they not have a hive mind because I think it’s more interesting to do this and, again, turn Brad on subtle variations of the Chucky persona. On a lot of fronts, that’s something we were doing a lot of in this season of Chucky, which is dissecting the persona of Chucky and the persona of Charles Lee Ray”
Chucky returns to SyFy and USA on October 5.