A straight-to-series order has been given to the iconic horror doll character from the Child's Play film series. Don Mancini, who wrote the film franchise that launched in 1988, will serve as showrunner and direct the first episode. Child's Play franchise producer David Kirschner will also serve as an executive producer. According to Syfy's description, in the Chucky TV 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."