Chucky (TV series)

Chucky is an American horror television series created by Don Mancini and based on the Child's Play film franchise. It serves as a sequel to Cult of Chucky, the seventh film in the franchise, and stars Brad Dourif reprising his role as the voice of the titular character, alongside Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, and Björgvin Arnarson.[2] The cast also includes Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise McCarthy, and Jennifer Tilly returning for their roles from the previous films.[3]

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Genre
Created byDon Mancini
Based onCharacters created
by Don Mancini
Starring
Music byJoseph LoDuca
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Mallory Westfall
  • Mitch Engel
Production locationsToronto, Ontario, Canada
CinematographyColin Hoult
Editors
  • Lisa Grootenboer
  • Ken Ramos
  • Shiran Carolyn Amir
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original network
Original releaseOctober 12, 2021 (2021-10-12) –
present (present)
Chronology
Preceded byCult of Chucky
External links
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Developed by Syfy and USA Network, the series follows Chucky as he commits a series of mysterious murders in a quiet city in the United States. Series creator Mancini and producer David Kirschner both serve as executive producers for the series, alongside Nick Antosca, Harley Peyton and Alex Hedlund. The series premiered simultaneously on Syfy and the USA Network on October 12, 2021.[4][5][6] It has received generally positive reviews from critics. In November 2021, the series was renewed for a second season which is set to premiere in 2022.[7]

PlotEdit

The series takes place after the events of Cult of Chucky.[8] In the city of Hackensack, New Jersey, 14-year-old Jake Wheeler buys a Good Guy doll at a yard sale to use it in his contemporary art project. He later discovers that the doll is possessed by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, who in this form is known as Chucky. Jake soon becomes a suspect in a series of strange events involving the doll, who unleashes a wave of shocking murders around the town. Some of the boy's classmates will also see themselves linked to these events.[2][9] In addition, a series of flashbacks explore Charles's past as a seemingly normal kid who somehow became one of Hackensack's most notorious killers.[4][10]

Starring mostly teenagers and advertised as a "coming of rage" story,[11] the series tackles themes of sexuality, bullying, domestic life and murder.[8][12][13] The main character, Jake Wheeler, finds himself prompted to homicidal acts by the doll while also struggling with his crush on classmate Devon and other issues that arise from being gay in unaccepting environments.[13]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Zackary Arthur as Jake Wheeler, a teenager who purchases Chucky at a yard sale and is then menaced by him
  • Björgvin Arnarson as Devon Evans, Jake's classmate and boyfriend
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy Cross, Jake’s classmate and former bully turned best friend
  • Teo Briones as Junior Wheeler (season 1), Jake's antagonistic cousin
  • Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky/Charles Lee Ray, a vicious serial killer who before dying transferred his soul into a "Good Guy" doll
    • David Kohlsmith as young Charles Lee Ray (7 years old)
    • Tyler Barish as young Charles Lee Ray (14 years old)
    • Fiona Dourif as Charles Lee Ray in the 1980s and present

RecurringEdit

  • Lexa Doig as Bree Wheeler (season 1), Jake's aunt, Junior's mother, and Logan's wife
  • Barbara Alyn Woods as Mayor Michelle Cross, Hackensack's mayor, and Lexy's mother
  • Michael Therriault as Nathan Cross (season 1), Lexy's father, and Michelle's husband. Therriault previously portrayed Dr. Foley in Cult of Chucky
  • Rachelle Casseus as Kim Evans (season 1), Devon's mother, and a Hackensack detective
  • Carina London Battrick as Caroline Cross, Lexy's younger sister
  • Devon Sawa as Lucas and Logan Wheeler (season 1), twin brothers. Lucas is Jake's abusive father who only appears in the first episode. Logan is Jake's uncle, Junior's father, and Bree's husband
  • Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce, a paraplegic woman who, since the events of Cult of Chucky, has been possessed by Chucky
  • Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany Valentine, Chucky's lover and partner in crime who possessed a fictionalized Jennifer Tilly
    • Blaise Crocker as young Tiffany Valentine in 1980's flashbacks
    • Jennifer Tilly also voices her doll form that originated in Bride of Chucky.
  • Christine Elise as Kyle, Andy's foster sister
  • Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Chucky's archnemesis, who has been tormented by him since 1988

EpisodesEdit

No.Title [14]Directed byWritten by [15]Original air date [14]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Death by Misadventure"Don ManciniDon ManciniOctober 12, 2021 (2021-10-12)0.457 (Syfy)[16]
0.358 (USA Network)[16]

Jake Wheeler, a 14-year-old middle school student, purchases a vintage Good Guy doll named Chucky from a yard sale with intentions of using him in his personal contemporary art project. Jake's father Lucas disapproves of this hobby and, after an awkward dinner with some relatives, destroys the project. Jake takes Chucky to school the next day, hoping to sell it at a good price; he is then bullied by Lexy, his cousin Junior's girlfriend. At night, Andy Barclay calls the boy and suggests caution with the doll. Upon confirming that Chucky works without batteries, Jake throws him away. Chucky tracks Jake down to the school talent show and forces him to fake an act of ventriloquism. During the show, Chucky publicly humiliates Lexy and Jake is subsequently suspended from school. Later on, Lucas hits Jake after a heated argument over the boy's sexuality; Chucky murders him soon after. Jake is taken to live with Junior's family, and Chucky proposes the prospect of killing Lexy too.


Flashbacks: In 1965, Charles Lee Ray is sitting with his mother and they are looking at the mirror happily.
2"Give Me Something Good to Eat"Dermott DownsHarley Peyton & Don ManciniOctober 19, 2021 (2021-10-19)0.390 (Syfy)[17]
0.280 (USA Network)[17]

Jake returns to school after his father's death where he's invited to Oliver's Halloween party. While everyone is out, Chucky murders the Wheelers' maid. Jake confronts Chucky, who feigns innocence and tried to convince Jake he's on his side. That night, Junior and Jake overhear Logan and Bree discussing if they're even capable of looking after Jake, and Junior begins to fear Jake is capable of hurting Lexy. On the night of the Halloween party, Lexy is told to take her sister Caroline (who has begun to fixate on Chucky since seeing him in the talent show) trick-or-treating, but takes her to the party instead. Jake decides to stay home until he finds Chucky missing and races to the party in a panic. There, he finds Lexy has dressed up as his father, mocking his death. Despite his rage, Jake stops Chucky from killing her. That night, Chucky once again tries to convince Jake to become a killer.


Flashbacks: In 1965, Charles Lee Ray returns home from trick-or-treating. Inspecting his candy, he finds an apple with a razor blade in it, but eats it anyway, uncaring as he cuts his mouth.
3"I Like to Be Hugged"Dermott DownsNick Zigler & Sarah AcostaOctober 26, 2021 (2021-10-26)0.330 (Syfy)[18]
0.352 (USA Network)[18]

Chucky persuades Jake to give in his temptation to murder Lexy, remembering his encounter with an unknown serial killer assailant in the 1960s. Jake attempts to murder Lexy during a run, only to encounter Junior, who later tells Lexy to apologize to Jake, worried of what he's capable of. Because of this and her little sister's outburst for wanting Chucky, Lexy apologizes to Jake in hopes of having Chucky to calm her sister down. Jake originally declines, but after Chucky decides to kill Lexy himself, Jake accepts and seemingly gives him up. Meanwhile, Logan and Bree are called into a parent meeting alongside Lexy's parents due to transpired events; Concurrently, Lexy secretly hosts a rave party, with Junior, Devon, and fellow classmate Oliver in attendance. Tensions arise as Junior and Oliver compete for Lexy. Chucky accidentally stabs Oliver when he mistakes him for Lexy, murdering him upstairs as the rest of the partygoers are distracted by the blasting music, completely unaware of Oliver's screams. Chucky then corners Lexy in a room, causing a fire that engulfs the house as Jake visits his parents' graves.


Flashbacks: In 1965, a young Charles Lee Ray helps the unknown assailant murder his parents.
4"Just Let Go"Leslie LibmanMallory Westfall & Kim GarlandNovember 2, 2021 (2021-11-02)0.282 (Syfy)[19]
0.302 (USA Network)[19]

As a result of the fire, Caroline is in the Intensive Care Hospital Unit. Lexy and Jake begrudgingly team up to investigate Lexy's destroyed house for Chucky. Meanwhile, Junior undergoes a medical procedure, and Devon researches the urban legend about how Charles Lee Ray turned into a Good Guy doll. At the Cross house, Jake saves Lexy from falling from the railing, despite Chucky appearing and attempting to convince him to let go. A police officer appears after this and takes them and Chucky to the hospital. When the two kids get there, Jake is stopped by Detective Evans who strongly believes he's behind the murders. At the hospital, Chucky murders the police officer who found him. Devon finds Lexy and tells her the truth about Chucky. As Jake is being interrogated, Caroline's life support is unplugged, causing chaos in her hospital room. The police officer's body is found, and Jake, Lexy and Devon watch as Chucky flips them off from a distance.


Flashbacks: In 1972 at a foster boarding home, a teenage Chucky is seen living there with other children, including a young (and future accomplice) Eddie Caputo. Chucky kills the home janitor and in an innocent game, he scares other children when they see the janitor's body in a forest. Eventually, Chucky leaves the home and bids farewell to Caputo, leaving him a unique present in a box in the form of a severed hand implied to be the janitor's.
5"Little Little Lies"Leslie LibmanHarley Peyton & Rachael ParadisNovember 9, 2021 (2021-11-09)0.252 (Syfy)[20]
0.265 (USA Network)[20]

When the Cross family returns home, Lexy's dad gives Caroline a Good Guy doll named Tommy, in replacement for the burnt up Chucky. Jake, Devon and Lexy ambush the burnt Chucky in a trash can and kick him to his apparent death. Believing Chucky is dead, they move on with their lives, and Jake and Devon have their first kiss. Somewhere at a hotel in Hackensack, Tiffany and a possessed Nica Pierce are seen living there with two male victims (one who is already dead) held hostage. The two get into an argument that leads to Nica temporarily regaining control of her body. She attempts to free the surviving victim until she returns under Chucky's spell and slashes his neck. Bree talks to her therapist about her stage 4 cancer diagnosis and promises to come clean to her family. Mayor Cross and Detective Evans hold a town meeting at the school showing remorse for events transpired including announcing new city rules. However, things quickly become disastrous when the principal's severed head rolls onto the stage, revealing her murder. Chucky is revealed to be alive, having transferred his soul into the Tommy doll.


Flashbacks: In the 1980s, a young adult Charles Lee Ray is seen in a dance club where he meets an exotic dancer who he flirts with. He takes both the dancer and a red-headed woman to a hotel, where the two women put on a show until Chucky kills the dancer much to the joy of both him and the other woman, who is revealed to be a young Tiffany.
6"Cape Queer"Samir RehemNick Zigler & Sarah AcostaNovember 16, 2021 (2021-11-16)0.378 (Syfy)[21]
0.278 (USA Network)[21]

After the events of Cult of Chucky, Andy and his foster sister Kyle have begun to hunt down the remaining Chucky dolls. Jake, Devon, and Lexy watch as their biology teacher, Mrs. Fairchild, is arrested and charged with the murders of Oliver and Principal McFay; with no other option, Jake and Devon are able to successfully contact Andy and Kyle. Meanwhile, Nica reverts back to her original body and feigns Chucky in Tiffany's presence. However, Tiffany discovers the ruse and reveals that she has purchased Chucky's childhood home before knocking Nica out and tying her up inside the house, admitting to her she has grown to prefer her company over Chucky's. Bree comes clean about her cancer diagnosis to her family; during a meeting with her therapist, Chucky pushes a cart towards Bree and throws her out the glass window to her death. Bree's therapist attributes this to depression and labels this as a suicide. Devon reveals his relationship with Jake to his mom; shortly after, Jake, Devon, and Lexy set up a trap for Chucky, who attacks the trio and murders Detective Evans by breaking her neck when she falls down the stairs.


Flashbacks: In 1987, Chucky and Tiffany purchase a car and slit the salesman's throat. While they drive, Chucky reads a book about Voodoo.
7"Twice the Grieving, Double the Loss"Samir RehemMallory Westfall & Isabella GutierrezNovember 23, 2021 (2021-11-23)0.350 (Syfy)[22]
0.348 (USA Network)[22]

At Bree's wake, Junior blames Jake for the recent deaths. Tiffany shows up unannounced and kisses Logan. Andy abandons Kyle at a gas station and heads to Hackensack on his own. Devon prepares to leave Hackensack and live with his aunt in New Jersey, following his mother's death. At a public conference, Mayor Michelle announces that the annual town screening of Frankenstein will have a celebrity guest. Chucky acquaints Junior and convinces him to kill those he believes responsible for his family falling apart. Jake steals money from Logan and runs away from home; however, he changes his mind after buying a suspicious Good Guy doll and brings it to Lexy's house. Both kids seek out Devon's location and realize that he has broken into Chucky's childhood home. Meanwhile, Devon is taken hostage by Charles, who has regained power over Nica's body. Chucky convinces Junior that Logan cheated on Bree with Tiffany, somehow causing her "suicide"; Junior proceeds to beat Logan to death with the doll. As Jake and Lexy prepare to head to Devon's location, the doll Jake brought begins to come alive. Andy arrives at the Wheeler household and Devon is revealed to be surrounded by a horde of Good Guy dolls.


Flashbacks: In 1988, Tiffany finds out that Chucky kills behind her back and the two have an argument before Chucky storms out.
8"An Affair to Dismember"Jeff RenfroeDon Mancini & Harley PeytonNovember 30, 2021 (2021-11-30)0.296 (Syfy)[23]
0.313 (USA Network)[23]

The doll Jake brought to the Cross residence comes alive, but he is shot to death by Kyle, who reveals Chucky's voodoo abilities before drugging the duo to keep them safe. When Tiffany arrives home, Nica, as Chucky, attempts to kill her, but Chucky and Junior arrive to handle the situation. Tiffany shows Chucky his cult made up of 72 dolls to fulfill Chucky's plan: the dolls will be distributed to needful children all over the country. When Tiffany accuses Chucky of being self-centered, Chucky tells Junior to kill Nica, but Tiffany, fed up with Chucky's abusive and neglectful treatment of her, decapitates the doll before he can. Tiffany plants a bomb in the basement, which goes off and seemingly kills Kyle and Andy. At the Frankenstein screening, Chucky hides under the theater seats and begins stabbing and killing multiple guests, including Lexy's dad. Junior is convinced by Lexy to do the right thing, so he stabs Chucky to death before being stabbed himself and apologizes before dying in Lexy's arms. Andy who survived the explosion, hijacks the delivery truck and foils Chucky's plan, but the Tiffany doll reveals herself and takes him hostage with a gun. The following day, Tiffany reveals that she has cut off Nica's limbs in fear of what Chucky would do if he takes over Nica's body again. Lexy, Devon, and Jake visit Junior's grave before a gloved hand appears. In an epilogue, Chucky recaps the series' kills and ends the season finale.


Flashbacks: In 1988 as Chucky leaves his apartment, Tiffany calls Detective Mike Norris to report the "Lakeshore Strangler".

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

 
Don Mancini wrote all eight episodes of the first season.

On January 29, 2019, it was reported the series was in development on Syfy, with Don Mancini serving as the series creator. Mancini was also expected to serve as an executive producer alongside David Kirschner and Nick Antosca.[24] On January 11, 2020, during NBCUniversal's presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, it was announced that Syfy had given the production a straight-to-series order, with Harley Peyton set to serve as an executive producer alongside Mancini, Kirschner, and Antosca.[4] Universal Content Productions would be involved producing the series.[25] Mancini was announced to write all episodes of the first season, though he ended up employing a team of writers, and directed the first episode.[15] For Chucky's character, he was allowed to use the word "fuck" a maximum of ten times per episode.[26]

Mancini, who began working for television on the Hannibal series, wanted to "reinvent" the Chucky franchise by bringing it to this format, and subsequently expand its fandom.[27] He took a somewhat autobiographical approach to Jake's character, a gay teenager whose father is not accepting of the boy's "burgeoning sexual and romantic identity".[28] The director cites this conflict as referential to his own adolescence.[29] The show is a direct sequel to Cult of Chucky (2017), where the cliffhanger ending puts the titular character "on the road to a sexual exploration" after he transfers his soul to a female body.[8] As an innovation for the character, Chucky is also used as a "metaphor" of the real life bully, guising himself to be "charming [and] funny" and manipulating people (what Mancini called "the ultimate bully").[12][30] By making him close to Jake, whose struggles are related to those of the LGBT community,[12] the series also acknowledges that "Chucky himself has a queer kid" (Glen/Glenda, from Seed of Chucky).[28][29] According to Decider's Jon O'Brien, "queer characters have been a Child’s Play mainstay ever since Bride of Chucky‘s ill-fated David (Gordon Michael Woolvett) back in 1998", but this series marks the first time they have such a prominent presence.[31]

With eight hours to explore different sides of the story, Mancini saw the opportunity to elucidate the killer's past and answer questions that fans had been asking, like who his first victim was and how he met his bride Tiffany.[10] While working on the show, Mancini was concerned with the potential impact the 2019 Child's Play reboot could have had in the franchise, speculating that, had it been a success, Universal Pictures could have decided to abandon the original film continuity. However, the reboot film was not the success Universal expected and a sequel has not been produced.[32] On November 29, 2021, USA Network and Syfy renewed the series for a second season which is set to premiere in 2022.[7] Mancini began working on the first script in December and told Gizmodo that «a lot of the characters that fans love» might reappear in the second season.[33] This was further commented by Jennifer Tilly, who foresees the return of Glen/Glenda.[34]

CastingEdit

The first teaser for the show, released on July 15, 2020, revealed that Brad Dourif would again provide the voice of Chucky.[35] He initially recorded his dialogues at home, working remotely with Don Mancini.[36] Between March and April of the following year, many other actors already linked to the franchise were confirmed to have recurring parts, including Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany Valentine, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, Christine Elise as Kyle, and Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce.[5][37][38] Fiona also plays an adult version of Charles Lee Ray, but her voice was replaced with Brad's in post-production.[39] A reason for this was that Nica sounded too similar when possessed by Charles, which would have been "confusing" for the audience.[39]

Devon Sawa was cast to play the roles of twins Lucas and Logan Wheeler,[40] while Barbara Alyn Woods and Lexa Doig were chosen for other recurring characters.[41][42] Four teenage actors were also added to the list: Zackary Arthur as Jake, Teo Briones as Junior, Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy, and Björgvin Arnarson as Devon.[37] Arthur, whose parents did not let him watch R-rated movies as a kid, had his first introduction to the saga in preparation for his role.[43] Arnarson told Screen Rant that, near the end of shooting, Mancini approached him and told him that he wished he had writen a slightly different version of his character, and maybe make him interested in stand-up comedy.[44] In regards to Lexy, who evolves from the "classic mean girl" to someone who cares about others, Alyn Lind stated: "I just really wanted to make sure that she knew exactly what she wanted at all times [...] I wanted to make that switch very clear".[44]

FilmingEdit

Filming for the series was scheduled to start in the fall of 2020, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[45] Shooting officially began on March 29, 2021, and concluded on August 11, 2021, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] The Square One parking lot in Mississauga was used as a "base camp" for production.[46] Tony Gardner and Peter Chevako developed Chucky's look with the goal to make him look exactly like in Child's Play 2.[47] This was because, from Mancini's standpoint, the first sequel seems to be the general fan favorite.[6] It took group of six or seven puppeteers to make Chucky move, which represents 99.5% of the doll's actions, according to Mancini, who has expressed his preference to do things practically over using computer-generated images.[29] Digital effects were only used to erase puppeteers from screen or any implements required by the animatronic, such as rods or cables.[27] A child named Jacob sometimes performed as a double.[29][44]

MusicEdit

Joseph LoDuca served as the series' composer, as he did in Curse of Chucky and Cult of Chucky.[48] For the show, he read the scripts beforehand and waited until the scenes were filmed to figure out ways to add a fitting soundtrack.[48] Piano chords are used sometimes throughout the first season as an accompaniment to Jake and Devon's relationship, since the latter is seen playing that same instrument in the first episode.[48] A different version of the Child's Play 2 theme can be heard in scenes involving Chucky and Caroline.[48] Another melody played in a toy piano was used as well, since it seemed to imply "something more sinister [to what was happening]", according to LoDuca.[48] Likewise, the show contains licensed music by groups and solo artists like Billie Eilish, Kim Petras, Electric Youth, The Go-Go's, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Shaed, and Rob Zombie, amongst many others.[49]

Promotion and broadcastEdit

 
Chucky panel at the 2021 New York Comic Con. From left to right: Alex Vincent, Zackary Arthur, and Don Mancini.

Advertised as a "coming of rage" story,[11] Chucky premiered simultaneously on Syfy and the USA Network on October 12, 2021.[6] Prior to the premiere, both channels released several promotional posters and videos, including one where Chucky reenacts the trailer for the 1978 film Magic with his classic voodoo chant to Damballa.[11][50][51][52] In June, Syfy presented the "Pride of Chucky" marathon, consisting of six of the seven films from Child's Play franchise, in celebration of the LGBTQ+ pride month.[53] On October 8, Don Mancini, Zackary Arthur, Jennifer Tilly and Alex Vincent attended the New York Comic Con, where a "Good Guys" branded ice cream truck was displayed.[54] A screening of the first episode was also held at the same event.[54]

The series became available for streaming on Peacock after the season 1 finale on December 1, 2021.[55] A week after the American premiere, Chucky premiered on Showcase in Canada on October 19, 2021.[56] It is also available on Star+ for all of Latin America, 9Now in Australia, Mediaset Infinity in Italy and on Sky Max in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[57][58][59][60][61]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 91% based on 31 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "A bloody good time that benefits greatly from Brad Dourif's return, Chucky may not play well for non-fans, but franchise devotees will find its absurd humor and creative horror very much intact on the small screen."[62] Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 70 out of 100 based on 10 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[63]

Earlier reviews, which focused on the first four episodes that were sent to critics,[64][65] commented on how the franchise was adapted to the television format. Alex McLevy from The A.V. Club said that the series "retains all of [Chucky's] penchant for grotesque kills and juvenile, acidic humor", and that "when the oddball mix of sensibilities works, [the show] can be daffily entertaining".[64] Television critic Daniel Fienberg finds the franchise "more funny than scary", with this installment still leaning towards the latter; writing for The Hollywood Reporter, he affirmed that "the series delivers solidly" when it comes to displaying Chucky in action, although being "a tiny bit unnerving when it shows how humans interact with the doll".[65] Allison Keene from Paste described it as "surprisingly warm in terms of its atmosphere and direction",[66] whereas Steven Scaife from Slant called it a "funny, absurd series that engenders sympathy as well as shock", also stating: "It creates a world of malleable, alienated kids failed to varying degrees by their parents, and then it expresses the danger of what they find once they're pushed away".[67]

RatingsEdit

Within its first week, the show attracted a total of 4.4 million viewers, half of them being in the 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research.[68] It was one of the highest-rated premieres of 2021 in cable television.[69] With the episodes later debuting on both Syfy and USA Network's official YouTube channels for free, Chucky also gathered 2.9 million views combined in the United States, by October 25.[68] Although it was the second most in-demand new TV series in mid-November, the sixth episode saw a 10.9% decrease in viewership as the Christmas season approached.[70] The penultimate episode of the first season, "Twice the Grieving, Double the Loss", was watched by 0.348 million viewers on USA Network and 0.350 million on Syfy, meaning an increase in viewership compared to the previous episode.[71]

SyfyEdit

Viewership and ratings per episode of Chucky
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Death by Misadventure" October 12, 2021 0.2 0.457[16] 0.1 0.201 0.3 0.658[16]
2 "Give Me Something Good to Eat" October 19, 2021 0.1 0.390[17] 0.2 0.385 0.3 0.705[17]
3 "I Like to Be Hugged" October 26, 2021 0.2 0.330[18] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Just Let Go" November 2, 2021 0.1 0.282[19] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "Little Little Lies" November 9, 2021 0.1 0.252[20] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "Cape Queer" November 16, 2021 0.1 0.378[21] 0.1 0.361 0.3 0.739[21]
7 "Twice the Grieving, Double the Loss" November 23, 2021 0.1 0.350[22] 0.1 0.255 0.2 0.605[22]
8 "An Affair to Dismember" November 30, 2021 0.1 0.296[23] 0.1 0.349 0.3 0.645[23]

USA NetworkEdit

Viewership and ratings per episode of Chucky
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Death by Misadventure" October 12, 2021 0.1 0.358[16] 0.1 0.301 0.2 0.659[16]
2 "Give Me Something Good to Eat" October 19, 2021 0.1 0.280[17] 0.1 0.219 0.2 0.499[17]
3 "I Like to Be Hugged" October 26, 2021 0.1 0.352[18] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Just Let Go" November 2, 2021 0.1 0.302[19] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "Little Little Lies" November 9, 2021 0.1 0.265[20] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "Cape Queer" November 16, 2021 0.1 0.278[21] 0.1 0.219 0.2 0.497[21]
7 "Twice the Grieving, Double the Loss" November 23, 2021 0.1 0.348[22] 0.1 0.167 0.2 0.515[22]
8 "An Affair to Dismember" November 30, 2021 0.1 0.313[23] 0.1 0.244 0.2 0.557[23]

AccoladesEdit

Chucky is nominated for the Outstanding New TV Series category for the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards in 2022.[72]

See alsoEdit

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