CHUCKY Creator Don Mancini Teases Season 2 “Catholic Based Horror” Inspired By THE OMEN and THE EXORCIST — GeekTyrant

I really enjoyed the first season of Don Mancinic‘s Child’s play series Chucky and with season 2 on its way, the franchise’s creator is teasing the tone and inspiration of what’s to come. He makes it clear that the next season will lean on Catholic horror. During an interview with SFX magazine, he shared:

“Much of the story takes place in this Catholic Reform school that the kids are sent to. Why were they sent there? You’ll find out when the season starts! But yeah, it’s very much connected to Chucky of course.”

Mancini, who is also the showrunner, says he was influenced by films like the omen and the exorcist. With possession as an important aspect of the series, it seems logical. He explains:

“One of the things I’ve loved to do with the franchise over the years is delve into different subgenres of horror, and one of my favorite subgenres of horror has always been the Catholic-based ghostly horror movies. So Chucky can get into it.” stopping that world – Chucky with priests and nuns and Chucky in mass, in confession, crossing all those things, that was really fun. I think people will get a kick out of that.”

I really like this concept and mixing Chucky with religious horror will be a lot of fun to watch! Mancini went on to say that the story will also explore the effects of religion-based prejudice on the young characters:

“Of course they know that Catholics don’t exactly like gays, and how does that affect them? [Jake and Devon’s] relationship if they are now stuck in an institution that officially rejects them, officially tells them they are wrong? I grew up in the Catholic Church, so that’s something I dealt with as a young gay boy.

“With season one, and the character of Jacob, it was more autobiographical than I’d ever been before. That was kind of scary in a way. But I think it paid off because people reacted to the realness of that stuff, with Jake and his father and Jake and Devon. So I wanted to keep exploring that. This is something that a lot of gay kids, whether it’s in the Catholic religion or whatever, a lot of religious institutions, as we know, don’t bother. gays. So yeah, it’s something to deal with.”

After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos when a series of gruesome murders uncover the town’s hypocrisy and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies – and allies – from Chucky’s past threatens to reveal the truth behind the murders, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this infamous monster.”

Brad Douri and Jennifer Tilly will be back for both Chucky Season 2, and they’ll be joined by returning cast members Zakary Arthur as Jake Wheeler, Björgvin Arnarson as Devon Evans, Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy Cross, Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Christine Elise as Kyle, and Barbara Alyn Woods as Mayor Michelle Cross.

The series also has stars Meg Tilly (Psycho 2, Body Snatchers), Gina Gerson (Bound, Killer Joe), Joe Pantoliano (keepsake), Tony Nappo (Saw II), and Sutton Stracke (Real housewives). Devon Sawa will play a new character, with Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal) in an unknown role.

Chucky Season 2 premieres October 10 in the US and SYFY.