No matter how many times you kill him, Chucky keeps on coming back!
Fans and critics alike have both been loving the new Chucky series on Syfy and USA Network, so we’re happy to see that the show will be returning for a second season!
The show was created by the genius behind the original Child’s Play franchise, Don Mancini, and he made sure to include canonically gay characters this time around. As a gay horror fan himself, he always longed to see people like him in the movies he loves so much.
“I know as a 14-year-old, when I went to see movies like The Omen or Carrie or The Fury…Christine is another one…where a bullied kid gets supernatural revenge, you know, none of those movies has a single gay character in them. So I think it’s good to give kids who are horror fans someone to identify with,” he said.
So that’s why he focused the new Chucky series on 14-year-old gay student Jake Wheeler, who finds the supernatural doll at a yard sale. Throughout the season, Jake has grown from a bullied and introverted boy to one who had his first kiss with another boy, his friend Devon.
The eight-part first season is coming to a terrifying end tonight, November 30. And in classic Chucky fashion, just when you thought the show was dead, it comes back for more mayhem. The show will also be available to stream on Peacock once the finale airs.
“We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with Chucky,” Mancini said. “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.’”