Don Mancini was inspired by “Chucky” for “Hannibal”


From of the child Player at Chucky turned out to be a cinch for Don Mancini, given his experience in another ‘killer’ TV series.

Mancini, the driving force behind of the child Player film franchise and creator of the stream Chucky series on Syfy and USA – said in a recent interview that writing for NBC fan favorite Annibal showed her that it was possible to reimagine a blockbuster movie into a popular TV show, as reported by

Mancini said he got the idea to remake his classic killer doll story on the big screen into a TV series while writing for Annibal, the show inspired by the novels of Thomas Harris and the Oscar-winning film the Silence of the Lambs.

As Mancini explained, Annibal was an “established film and literary franchise that had now caught on on television.” When I worked on this show, one of the things that was so exciting was that it sounded like expert fan fiction. What would it have been like to be a patient of Hannibal Lecter?

As Mancini thought about it, he said: “I realized that if I did this with my own franchise, we could do something really amazing. It was the initial inspiration to bring Chucky on TV, when I was working on Annibal. “

Chucky– which serves as a sequel to 2017 Worship of Chucky–Has recently completed its first season (available for viewing on Peacock) and has already been renewed for season 2.

The series – from executive producers Mancini and Nick Antosca – sees the return of Brad Dourif (as Chucky’s odd voice), Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise McCarthy, and Jennifer Tilly from the film franchise. Newcomers to the cast include Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Bjorgvin Arnarson, Lex Doig and Devon Sawa.

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on Season 2 of Chucky on Syfy and USA.


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