The Cast Of Series Regulars & Teen Leads Selected For 'Chucky' USA/Syfy Series Reboot
March 05, 2021
The USA Network and Syfy Network has selected the series regulars and teen leads for the Chucky project from the movie franchise creator/writer Don Mancini. The series was greenlit and ordered straight-to-series last year.
Zackary Arthur (Transparent), Teo Briones (Ratched), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Daybreak) and Björgvin Arnarson (The Seventh Day) are set to star as series regulars and the four teen leads. Jennifer Tilly, reprising her role as Tiffany Valentine from the movies, and Devon Sawa (Final Destination) will recur on the project.
The new Chucky incarnation revolves around the character at the center of the horror/slasher Child’s Play film series, the red-haired, freckled-faced doll possessed by the soul of notorious serial killer, Charles Lee Ray. In the television 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.
The series is executive produced by creator-showrunner Mancini and produced by UCP, David Kirschner, Harley Peyton as well as Channel Zero creator Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund via Antosca’s studio-based Eat the Cat banner. Mancini will direct the first episode with filming set to begin next month in Toronto.
Arthur will play Jake Webber. An easy target for Chucky, Jake is a loner trying to find his place in the world after his mom’s death while never connecting with his dad or his peer.
Briones will play Junior Webber. Bree and Logan’s son and Jake’s cousin. He is the all-American, over-achieving, jock – the opposite of his loner cousin Jake.
Lind is Lexy Taylor. Self-appointed princess of her school and Jake’s primary bully, who also dates his cousin Junior.
Arnarson portrays Devon Lopez. Boy-next-door and true-crime junkie, Devon is hellbent on making sense of Hackensack’s mysterious tragedies, both past and present.
Devon Sawa’s character is being kept under wraps.