Syfy Rolls Out Trailer for ‘Chucky’ Series

Syfy on Sunday released the first trailer for its upcoming horror series Chucky, based on the Child’s Play killer doll movie franchise.

The series, debuting Oct. 12 on Syfy and USA Network, follows high school teenager Jake (Zackary Arthur) who stumbles across a familiar-looking doll at a local yard sale. Soon the town is forced to grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets, according to the network.

Chucky is executive produced by Child's Play creator Don Mancini, David Kirshner, Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund.

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