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Chucky Season 2 - What We Know So Far

The horror television series, "Chucky" — based on the "Child's Play" horror film franchise — premiered simultaneously on Syfy and the USA Network on October 12, 2021. Taking place after the events of the 2017 film, "Cult of Chucky," the series follows 14-year-old Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur) who buys a Good Guy doll for an art project only to discover that the doll is possessed by the serial killer Charles Lee Ray — aka Chucky. After the doll commits several murders in Jake's town of Hackensack, New Jersey, Jake himself becomes a suspect. The series was created by Don Mancini, who had previously directed three of the "Chucky" films and written several of the films in the "Child's Play" franchise. Mancini also serves as showrunner and executive producer.

The first season of "Chucky" received mostly positive reviews — it currently holds a high 90% Tomatometer score and 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Summing up much of the praise, John Doyle of Globe and Mail wrote, "'Chucky' is a delight; a warped, wise, funny and very droll series with bits of gore thrown in, but nothing gory enough to hurt your head. It's a rigorous reinvention."

Now, much to the delight of the show's fans, the series has received a second season renewal, as reported by TVLine. Here's everything we know so far about "Chucky" Season 2.

When will Chucky Season 2 be released?

Since the news of the renewal was just announced in November of 2021, there really isn't much information out there yet about the release date and other details. However, we do know that the second season can be expected next year, as was confirmed in executive producer and showrunner Don Mancini's statement (via TVLine)

Mancini's statement reads, "We're thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with 'Chucky.' Many thanks to our partners at USA, Syfy and UCP for their incredible support and guidance bringing 'Chucky' to the small screen, bigger than ever. And to the fans, Chucky sends his still-undying thanks, and a message: 'This isn't over, not by a long shot. You better watch your backs in 2022!'"

Considering that the first season premiered in October, near Halloween, it seems likely that the second season would follow suit. However, we'll have to wait for more details for that speculation to be confirmed.

Who will be in Chucky Season 2?

"Chucky" is led by Zackary Arthur, who plays protagonist — and Chucky owner — Jake Wheeler. Looking at next season's cast, Arthur is just about guaranteed to be returning. Along with "Chucky," Arthur's other credits include "Kidding" and "Transparent" (via IMDb).

We can also likely expect to see the rest of the main cast return for Season 2 — at least the ones that survived Season 1. The rest of the main cast includes Björgvin Arnarson and Alyvia Alyn Lind, who play Devon Evans and Lexy Cross, two of Jake's friends. Other characters we should expect to see again include Tiffany Valentine (Jennifer Tilly), Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), and Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif), among others. 

One of the main characters in Season 1 was Junior Wheeler, Jake's antagonistic cousin, played by Teo Briones. But Junior didn't make it out alive in Season 1 so it's unlikely Briones will return. However, there is more of an open door for Christine Elise, who plays Kyle in Season 1, to return, as her death wasn't seen on-screen. 

Finally, Brad Dourif voices the vicious serial killer Chucky himself. Dourif has voiced Chucky in numerous "Child's Play" films, including 2017's "Cult of Chucky," 2013's "Curse of Chucky" and even 1988's "Child's Play." Much like Arthur's character, Dourif can definitely be expected to return for Season 2 — considering the show is named after his character, after all.

What will Chucky Season 2 be about?

The "Chucky" Season 1 finale aired on November 30, 2021, and left plenty of plot lines up in the air that could be explored in Season 2. Even though Andy (Alex Vincent) and Kyle (Christine Elise) think they've taken down all of the Chucky dolls, it's revealed that Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) has actually been busy raising a possessed army. In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, showrunner Don Mancini said, "Once you get into your fourth decade in a franchise, it's trying to forge ahead into unseen, unexplored territory. And the idea of multiple Chucky dolls always appealed to me." So we can surely expect more from this killer army in Season 2. 

Fans are certainly eager to see if fan-favorite character Kyle, who is presumed dead, is actually dead, or if, like many characters in the "Chucky" franchise, she'll make an unexpected resurrection. Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is also left in a very precarious position, as Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) amputates all of her limbs "in case" Chucky ever regains control of her.

In a video interview with SyFy, when asked if there was anything the actors hoped to see for their characters in Season 2, Alex Vincent said that speculating may be futile as "Don [Mancini], his vision is quite often not what we would expect it to be, even for people who know him as well as we do. And that keeps us guessing and keeps us surprised and keeps us entertained." 

In the meantime, Season 1 is available to stream on Peacock with a premium subscription.