The third season of the Chucky begins tonight on Syfy and USA, and according to producer Alex Hedlund, we can expect to see our favorite doll-fighting gays Jake and Devon take their relationship to the next level.
Chucky focuses on a teen named Jake, who started the show as a depressed loner who bought a possessed Chucky doll. He soon became friends with school bully Lexy and his crush, Devon, a classmate who has a true crime podcast. Now, three seasons in, Devon and Jake are boyfriends.
“They’re late teens, and they’ve been together for a while and they are deeply in love,” Hedlund told SFX in a recent interview. “So that will naturally trend into taking things to the next level physically.”
He also said that the show’s creator, Don Mancini, who wrote all seven of the films in the original Child’s Play film series and is gay IRL, made sure that the gay storyline was done right.
“Don crafted a way with the writers to handle that storyline very delicately, and make it feel very emotional and not exploitative at all,” Hedlund said.
However, the gay content isn’t all the show is turning up in its third season. “It's very unexpected,” Hedlund said about the new season. “It is unlike anything that we've seen in the previous seasons or the films. It may be, dare I say, the darkest agenda yet.”
He also teased a special Halloween-themed episode, coming later this month.
“True to form in the last two seasons – because we’re kind of a Halloween show – there is a Halloween party in episode four that I think tops what we’ve seen previously,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll put everybody in the right kind of Halloween spirit. It certainly has a high body count…”
The new season of
Chucky premieres tonight, Wednesday, October 4, on Syfy and USA.