Chucky, the camp and chaotic red-headed killer doll, first came to screens in 1988 in the slasher horror Child’s Play. Since then, Child’s Play has evolved into one of the most popular horror franchises of all time and currently sits at a total of eight movies. In the fall of 2021, the Chucky television series hit the small screen, introducing a whole new generation of fans to the twisted yet hilarious little menace. Continuing the story from the movies, a third season of Chucky is currently in the works, and here at Collider, we’ve gathered everything we know so far into this helpful guide. Keep reading to find out everything we know so far about Chucky Season 3.
Editor’s Note: This piece was updated on September 22, 2023.
- Release Date
- October 12, 2021
- Brad Dourif, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise
- Main Genre
- Horror, Comedy
When and Where to Watch ‘Chucky’ Season 3
In August 2023 it was revealed that Chucky Season 3 will premiere on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Like the previous two seasons, we can confirm that Chucky Season 3 will air on the Syfy network and the USA network in the United States. Chucky has been seen to follow a weekly release schedule thus far, and that will be the case with Season 3. It will also be available to stream on Peacock. In the United Kingdom, Chucky Season 3 will be available to watch on Sky Sci-Fi and NOW TV a few weeks after its US premiere. The previous two seasons are available to stream on these platforms right now. Season 3 began filming in April 2023, with Jennifer Tilly confirming her arrival at the Canadian set via Twitter.
What Is ‘Chucky’ About?
The horror television series Chucky serves as a direct sequel to the seventh film in the Child’s Play franchise, Cult of Chucky. Beginning three weeks after the events of the aforementioned movie, Chucky picks up in the city of Hackensack, New Jersey. During the first episode, 14-year-old Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur) stumbles across the infamous Good Guy doll at a yard sale and brings him home with the intention of using him in a Halloween art project. Soon, however, Jake discovers the doll is possessed by serial killer Charles Lee Ray. Struggling with his sexuality, whilst also being pressured by Chucky into committing violent acts, Jake soon finds himself the number one suspect in a string of bizarre events and shocking murders.
Is There a Trailer for ‘Chucky’ Season 3?
A teaser trailer for Chucky Season 3 was released online on August 17 revealing the release date. On August 31, this was followed by a new teaser trailer for Chucky Season 3 that shows our titular maniac setting his sights on the Oval Office.
A number of images from Chucky Season 3 were also released, showing us more of the First Family, who clearly have no clue what a dangerous force of destruction they’ve brought into the White House. And on September 19, we finally got the official trailer for Chucky Season 3, which you can see in the player below:
How Did Season 2 of ‘Chucky’ End?
The second season of Chucky wrapped up in November 2022, with an action-packed Christmas episode titled “Chucky Actually”. The dark Christmas special begins with a flashback to the previous episode, revealing that just before Andy (Alex Vincent) delivered what he thought to be the fatal blow, Chucky Prime was able to transfer his soul into the body of Dr. Mixter (Rosemary Dunsmore). Using the body of the now-deceased doctor, Chucky is able to transfer himself into a shiny new doll. Meanwhile, Glen and Glenda (Lachlan Watson) take a leaf out of their father’s book and transfer themselves into their own doll, setting out to England to learn more about their origins.
Weeks later, Jake, Devon (Bjorgvin Arnarson), and Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind) spend Christmas at the latter’s family home. Despite having a peaceful dinner and mending relationships, the trio is confronted with a vengeful Chucky and Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) on Christmas Eve. A showdown ensues, resulting in the grisly murder of Lexy’s mother, Mayor Cross (Barbara Alyn Woods), and the abduction of Lexy’s sister, Caroline (Carina London Battrick) who has been brainwashed into thinking Tiffany is her real mother.
Three weeks later, Tiffany (now living with Caroline in New York and raising her as her own daughter) receives a threatening call from Nica (Fiona Dourif) who warns Tiffany that she will get revenge. Rattled, Tiffany attempts to transfer her soul into another doll, but it’s revealed the doll is already occupied by none other than Chucky. As Chucky attacks Tiffany, Caroline watches the chaos unfold with a smile on her face.
What Do We Know About the Plot of ‘Chucky’ Season 3?
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Chucky Season 3:
In Chucky’s unending thirst for power, season 3 now sees Chucky ensconced with the most powerful family in the world — America’s First Family, inside the infamous walls of the White House. How did Chucky wind up here? What in God’s name does he want? And how can Jake, Devon, and Lexy possibly get to Chucky inside the world’s most secure house, all while balancing the pressures of romantic relationships and growing up? Meanwhile, Tiffany faces a looming crisis of her own as the police close in on her for “Jennifer Tilly’s” murderous rampage last season.
Who Is In the Cast of ‘Chucky’ Season 3?
Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany Valentine was the first cast member confirmed to be on set, but the following cast members have been confirmed to be returning for Season 3: Zackary Arthur as Jake Wheeler, Bjorgvin Arnarson as Devon Evans, Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy Cross, and Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky. Additionally, Fiona Dourif is also expected to be back as Nica Pierce. This season also introduces a family of new characters, including one with a familiar face. Devon Sawa will be appearing in the new season as a new character, after previously playing twins Logan and Lucas Wheeler in Season 1 and Father Bryce in Season 2. Sawa will appear in Season 3 as President of the United States, James Collins.
Joining Sawa in the First Family are Lara Jean Chorostecki as First Lady Charlotte Collins, Jackson Kelly as their eldest son Grant Collins, and Callum Vinson as the youngest son, Henry Collins. Henry appears to be the one who becomes attached to the Chucky doll, which does not bode well for the child.
What Is the Background of ‘Chucky’?
Chucky is part of the Child’s Play franchise, which began in 1988 with the horror slasher of the same title. The movie begins with serial killer Charles Lee Ray transferring his soul into a Good Guy doll before his former body is fatally shot by a detective. Later, six-year-old Andy Barclay is gifted the doll for his birthday. The doll refers to himself as “Chucky” and initially appears normal. However, when Andy’s mother leaves him in the care of a babysitter that night, the youngster soon realizes that true evil lurks beneath the innocent facade. Both Brad Dourif and Alex Vincent have kept their respective roles of Chucky/Charles Lee Ray and Andy Barclay throughout the movie franchise and the television series. Child’s Play currently includes eight feature films, two short films, and a television series.
Who Are the Creators of ‘Chucky’?
Chucky is created and executive produced by Don Mancini, who wrote seven installments of the Child’s Play movie franchise. Other executive producers include Nick Antosca (Channel Zero), David Kirschner (Hocus Pocus), Alex Hedlund (As Above, So Below), Jeff Renfroe (Cardinal), and Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks). Colin Hoult (Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities) and Christopher Soos (Whiteout) serve as the show’s cinematographers, with music by Joseph LoDuca (Xena: Warrior Princess). David Kirschner Productions, Eat the Cat, and Universal Content Productions serve as Chucky’s production companies.