Don Mancini made the American horror TV show Chucky, which is based on the Child’s Play movie series. It is the follow-up to the seventh movie in the series, Cult of Chucky. On the other hand, critics have mostly good things to say about it. On Rotten Tomatoes, 6 critics have given the second season an average score of 7.8/10, which means that all 6 of them liked it. Metacritic gave the series a weighted average rating of 70 out of 100 based on 10 critic reviews, denoting “generally favorable reviews.”
Since then, the show has grown into one of the most successful shows in the catalog and has now reached its second season, which premiered and ended with a potentially explorable plotline. It has ended up leading to much speculation among many viewers regarding if the exhibition will get an early renewal or not. So, if you have the same question, you’re in the right place. We’ve put together a quick overview of what you need to understand about the series right now.
Chucky Season 3 Renewal Status
The famous killer doll has only just begun to play. During the Television Critics Association’s 2023 Winter Press Tour, Syfy and USA Network announced that their hit show Chucky has been picked up for a third season. It will return in the fall of 2023.
The official confirmation of the Season 3 return was joined by a short teaser trailer, that included several tweets demanding that the series get a season 3. Well, those requests have been met, because we’ve been told that “Chucky Always Comes Back!” Season 2 ran from October 5, 2022, to November 23, 2022. It was a big hit on both USA and Syfy, and in the 18–49 demo, it was one of the top 10 drama cable shows of 2022. The series is based on the Child’s Play franchise and is led by the creator of the franchise, Don Mancini. Brad Dourif reprises his role as the horror icon Chucky, the sentient doll whose soul is in the body of serial killer Charles Lee Ray.
What is Chucky about?
The central character in the Child’s Play movies is Charles Lee “Chucky” Ray. He was originally a serial killer who got attacked with a gun. When he ends up dead, his soul goes into a doll that looks innocent. The doll comes to life and keeps doing what Charles Lee Ray loved to do: kill cruelly and without thinking. In total, there have been seven Child’s Play movies so far, plus one remake of the first one. The TV show started in 2021 and turned out to be a big success.
Chucky Season 3 Cast
Even though it hasn’t been said for sure yet, it seems likely that at least Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly will be back. We’d like to see Brad Dourif come back as the gravelly-voiced Chucky and Jennifer Tilly come back as Tiffany. This is because Brad Dourif has been so important to the character’s image since the first movie came out in the 1980s. Given how important Chucky and Tiffany’s friendship has been to the brand over the years, that seems like a possibility.
Andy Barclay, who was Chucky’s first target kid, died in season 2 of Chucky, which was a big deal. Since Andy made the ultimate sacrifice himself by driving a load of Chucky dolls off a cliff, we don’t think he will be back for season 3 any time soon.
There are some well-known and talented actors in the show, such as
- Zackary Arthur as Jake Wheeler
- Björgvin Arnarson as Devon Evans
- Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy Cross
- Teo Briones as Junior Wheeler
- Chucky’s (Charles Lee Ray’s) voiced by Brad Dourif
- David Kohlsmith plays Charles Lee Ray.
- Tyler Barish as Charles Lee Ray
- Fiona Dourif as Charles Lee Ray
Chucky Season 3 Plot
In the series, an old Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. This throws an otherwise perfect American town into chaos, and a series of horrible murders start to show the town’s secrets and hypocrisies. At the same time, Chucky’s old enemies and friends are showing up, which could lead to the truth about the killings and the doll’s origins as an apparently normal child who turned into a notorious monster. The storyline should pick up where the final episode of season 2 left off.
In season two, we saw some crazy things, like Chucky sitting by an open fire while wearing a Christmas jumper or an army made up of a bunch of Chucky dolls. But the conclusion of the second season left us with a couple of questions that we hope will be answered in the next season. Will Nica finally be able to touch Tiffany? How will Lexy move on after her mother was killed so badly?
The fact that Chucky’s creator, Don Mancini, has already hinted at what might happen in the evil future of Chucky adds to the excitement. “I’ve also wanted to do a musical about the famous horror character Chucky for a long time,” he says [via USA Network]. “Especially ‘Bride of Chucky,’ I think, because that story is like a romantic love story that would work well as a stage musical.” A musical episode like the ones in Buffy could be in the works. From the sounds of it, season 3 sounds all but locked and loaded in terms of what it will bring. “It’s perfect,” Mancini said of Chucky’s third season.
Chucky Season 3 Release Date and Time Slot
The series hasn’t been officially confirmed by the network, and the likely premiere date hasn’t been announced. The status of the show is neither here nor there. If the show is renewed in a couple of weeks, like it was for the last season, we can guess that it might come out in October 2023, since that’s how long it took between the last two seasons.
In addition, both Syfy and USA Network episodes will be available on the streaming platform at 9/8c. People who want to know when Chucky Season 3 will come out can also turn on notifications. Fans should pay close attention to the show’s social media accounts until then to find out any new information.
Chucky Season 3 Episodes
The people who make the show haven’t said anything about how many episodes will be in the new season. But based on how long the previous seasons were, it’s likely that the new season will have at least eight episodes.