Everyone’s favorite orange-haired, terrorizing toy doll is back! Don Mancini’s Chucky premiered on October 12, 2021, on Syfy and the USA Network, respectively. The television adaption echoes the successful Child’s Play film franchise, which saw Mancini write all seven films, excluding the 2019 reboot. Child’s Play entered the horror world in 1988, where it gained a cult following. Child’s Play introduces six-year-old Andy Barclay, who endures the sadistic and ruthless serial killer, Charles Lee Ray.
Don Mancini’s Chucky welcomes the same killer-possessed doll’s mean streak, now reinvented for television audiences. Chucky’s bloodbath of destruction sees his antics unfold in Hackensaw, New Jersey, where Charles Lee Ray’s story will be further explored. The series has also included a number of original cast members, including Brad Dourif.
The plot follows 14-year-old middle school student, Jake Wheeler, who possesses an interest in retro art. Jake lives with his alcoholic father, Lucas, who disapproves of Jake being gay. In the first episode, audiences experienced the average day in Jake’s life as he battles discussions about his sexual orientation. He also receives constant bullying due to his presumed label as an outcast. One of these bullies is his own cousin, Junior, along with his girlfriend, Lexy.
What Should Viewers Expect For The Second Episode of Chucky?
Don Mancini’s Chucky has already started a wave of anticipation. The show’s first episode, Death by Misadventure, ended on a cliffhanger. As a result, many are left wondering what exactly will happen in the second episode, Give Me Something Good to Eat. After all, the title in itself leaves plenty to the active imagination. Many are also giving extra thought as to what that mysterious phone call Jake receives toward the end of the episode exactly means. It will be interesting to see what route the second episode will drift toward, seeing as there are many questions to answer. The biggest of them all: is Jake actually listening to Chucky?
Where You Can Watch
New episodes of Chucky will air Tuesdays at 10 PM EDT on Syfy and the USA Network.
For those without cable and wishing to stream the show, Hulu Live is also airing the show with a subscription. fuboTV, Slingtv, AND YouTubeTV will also air the show with a subscription, though do also offer a free trial sign-up.