“Look around you… it’s the World Series of slaughter.”
Iconic slashers from Michael Myers to Jason Voorhees are recognised by children and the elderly alike, but arguably no screen slasher is as instantly identified as your friend til’ the end.
Of course, we’re talking about the murderous Good Guy doll, Chucky.
Inhabited by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, we have chronicled the twisted exploits of the little terror for a string of movies now, from 1988’s Child’s Play to Lars Klevberg’s tech-inspired remake in 2019.
From pure horror to hysterical comedy, the character has undergone a cinematic evolution across the decades and arguably the best entries have achieved a harmonious balance of the two.
Cult of Chucky earned its fans in 2017 and audiences were thrilled to hear that the horror icon would be making the leap to TV in a direct sequel in 2021. Episode 1 has been championed by hardcore Chucky-heads and casual audiences, so hopes are high for subsequent installments.
So, when is the Chucky episode 2 release date?
Chucky episode 2 release date
Episode 2 of Chucky premieres on Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 10 p.m. EDT on Syfy and the USA Network.
For those who don’t have cable, you don’t necessarily have to miss out as you can stream episodes via the Syfy or USA channels on Hulu Live at 10 pm as well. Additionally, you can access Chucky via fuboTV and they’re currently offering a 7-day free trial.
The second chapter in this tale of torture and unlikely companionship is titled ‘Give Me Something Good to Eat’, which foreshadows something pretty strange and eerie headed our way.
We already have a brief synopsis that informs us of what to expect: “Chucky targets one of Jake’s frenemies, forcing Jake to either stop the killer doll — or help him.”
There’s also already a promo that gives a more satisfying taste:
How many episodes of Chucky are there?
The series will be made up of 10 episodes in total.
Taking this into consideration – and if there are no hiatuses along the way – then we can expect the finale to debut on Tuesday, December 14th 2021.
Chucky was created and written by Don Mancini, who was responsible for the original Child’s Play story; he also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Tom Holland – who directed the film – and John Lafia.
“We have more time to get you involved”
While chatting with TVLine, Don explained why the small screen episodic format is right for Chucky this time around:
“The eight-hour format [gives] you storytelling real estate. We have more time to get you involved with these characters, and you get to know them much more as human beings than you can in a 90-minute film.”
He reinforced this sentiment later on, teasing that Child’s Play fans may be in for a more emotionally rewarding experience as the story progresses: “The characters seem, on the face of it, to be one thing, but then you find out a little more about them, and we start to peel the onion.”
He added: “Having more time and space increases the tension because you get to know them much more as human beings than you can in a film.”
Chucky continues on Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 10 p.m. EDT on Syfy and the USA Network.