Chucky is set to cause more terror and mayhem after the slasher drama was renewed for a second season.
The season 2 renewal news was revealed in a grisly video announcement released last Monday ahead of the show’s season 1 finale on Tuesday night. Though an exact season 2 release date has yet to be announced, the video confirmed that the series is set to return for a new batch of episodes sometime in 2022.
The 10-episode first season of Chucky airs on both Syfy and USA Network. But it’s unclear at this point if the show’s sophomore run will still run on both networks or have a new home completely.
Chucky’s season 2 renewal isn’t surprising at all, as NBCUniversal previously said that the show’s season 1 has attracted 9.5 million viewers across all platforms. Chucky, which is the last ongoing scripted series on USA Network, is also one of two top new cable series for Syfy.
In the series, after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies — and allies — from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
Chucky, which serves as a direct sequel to 2017’s Cult of Chucky ― the seventh film of the Child’s Play franchise, stars Brad Dourif as the voice of the murderous doll. It also sees the return of Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise McCarthy, and Jennifer Tilly returning from previous movies and introduces franchise newcomers Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Bjorgvin Arnarson, Lex Doig, and Devon Sawa.
Chucky is executive produced by Child’s Play architect Don Mancini, alongside Jeff Renfroe, Harley Peyton, Alex Hedlund Nick Antosca, and David Kirschner.
“We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with Chucky,” Mancini said in a statement. “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 season 1 finale airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on both Syfy and USA Network. The entire freshman run of the series will be available to stream on Peacock starting tomorrow, December 1st.