There are numerous the reason why the Chucky franchise is great, however an enormous a part of it’s its dedication to continuity and its use of legacy stars. Alex Vincent and Christine Elise had been simply children once they starred within the unique Youngster’s Play motion pictures, and it’s been superb seeing them again enjoying Andy Barclay and Kyle on the Chucky TV collection.
It’s a canon-friendly effort that any fan can admire, and it makes one marvel what else could be attainable. For instance, may we ever see the return of Catherine Hicks’s Karen Barclay and Chris Sarandon’s Detective Mike Norris?
These two characters have been M.I.A. for the reason that first Youngster’s Play in 1988, however they each managed to outlive the phobia of Charles Lee Ray a.okay.a. Chucky (Brad Dourif), so the door is open for them to come back again. As as to if or not this can ever occur, I not too long ago requested Chucky producer Alex Hedlund if there had been any conversations about it, and he instructed me,
Don Mancini, after all, is the creator of the Chucky franchise, and he’s written each movie within the canon along with spearheading the present. To easily hear that he’s nonetheless involved with Catherine Hicks and Chris Sarandon 35 years after the discharge of Youngster’s Play is pleasant, however understanding that they may all probably work collectively once more sooner or later is next-level thrilling.
For many who want a refresh on their Chucky lore, we haven’t heard something about Karen Barclay and Detective Mike Norris for the reason that starting of Youngster’s Play 2. We be taught from Play Friends Toys government Mattson (Greg Germann) that the previous was put below psychiatric care after telling folks concerning the killer doll that attacked her and her son (which is how Andy ended up within the foster system). As for the latter, the police, together with Norris, ended up denying the possessed toy narrative.
These are some main free threads, and there’s a lot to probably discover with each of those characters through a comeback on the Chucky collection. Whether or not or not the actors think about themselves out there is an entire different query, nonetheless, as neither Catherine Hicks nor Chris Sarandon has added an performing credit score to their filmography since 2020.
Followers in every single place can hold fingers crossed that we’ll sometime see the return of Karen Barclay and Detective Mike Norris. As for proper now, followers in every single place ought to be watching Chucky Season 3, as it’s shaping up as the perfect run of the collection up to now (and it was among the best issues I watched this previous Halloween). The season has been cut up in half due to the 2023 Hollywood labor battles, however the first 4 episodes of Season 3 can be found to stream when you’ve got a Peacock subscription, and after manufacturing resumes, the following 4 will air on USA and Syfy in 2024.