After a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll comes up at a suburban yard sale in Chucky, a peaceful American community is thrown into pandemonium. Soon, everyone will have to deal with a series of gruesome murders that will reveal the town’s profound hypocrisies and secrets.
Meanwhile, Chucky’s old acquaintances and foes resurface in his life, threatening to reveal the truth about his unusual origins as an apparently regular youngster who became this infamous monster.
“The primary character is a 14-year-old gay boy who is bullied and feels lost after his mother died recently,” Mancini explained. “He’s a young artist who makes sculptures out of doll parts. He finds Chucky at a yard sale and buys him, but it turns out he gets a lot more than he paid for.”
The program stars Zackary Arthur, who is joined by fellow young performers Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, and Björgvin Arnarson. “I wanted to return the franchise back to its Child’s Play roots and have the protagonists be kids,” Mancini explained. “However, since we’d previously dug into having small children in the first two of films, I wanted to do something new.”
Lexa Doig, Devon Sawa, Jennifer Tilly, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, and Brad Dourif, who voices Chucky once again, all-star in the show. The first episode of Chucky will air on October 12 at 10 p.m. on SYFY and USA.
Fun Facts about the Child Stars
Zackary Arthur – In 2014, Arthur made his acting debut. In Amazon Studios’ comedy-drama series Transparent, he co-starred with Jeffrey Tambor, who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Arthur co-starred with Chloe Grace Moretz and Nick Robinson in the film The 5th Wave, which was directed by J Blakeson and starred Arthur as Sammy Sullivan. Hundreds of young actors auditioned for the part, and he was one of them. Columbia Pictures released the film on January 22, 2016.
Teo Briones – Teo was born Mateo Justis Briones in Oxford, England while his parents were on tour. Jon Jon Briones, a Filipino actor, and singer is his father, while his mother is an American actress and singer. Isa Briones, his sister, is also an actress and singer.
He relocated to Los Angeles when he was three years old and began acting and modeling at the age of five. He plays guitar, bass, and drums and is a musician. He also practices martial arts such as XMA and Karate and gymnastics, acrobatics, and cinematic martial arts.
Alyvia Alyn Lind – Alyvia Alyn Lind was raised in a family full of actresses in Los Angeles. She started her profession at the age of three and already has a long list of accomplishments. Alyvia will star as Angelica Green, a severely unstable child genius, in Netflix’s highly anticipated post-apocalyptic, genre-bending “Daybreak” this fall. Alyvia is most known for her role as Anna Faris’ daughter in the remake of the classic comedy “Overboard.”
She recently wrapped season 2 of “Futureman,” a Hulu series starring Josh Hutcherson and produced by Seth Rogen. She can currently be seen in “Walk. Ride. Rodeo,” a Netflix original film. Alyvia is most recognized for her depiction of the living legend in the film The Living Legend, Dolly Parton in “Coat of Many Colors,” an NBC Universal telefilm, and “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” which received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Alyvia was nominated for the prestigious Critics’ Choice Awards in the adult category for Best Actress, with Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Kirsten Dunst, and she also received the Movieguide’s Grace Award for Best Actress, which she won. Alyvia is also recognized for her starring part in the highly publicized Lifetime film “A Deadly Adoption,” in which she played Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig’s kidnapped daughter.
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