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'Chucky' Foretells The Second Coming Of Brad Dourif's Killer Doll In Season 2 Trailer

Our heroes prepare themselves for another round with 'Chucky' in this Season 2 first-look trailer.

By Josh Weiss

Faith and religion sit at the heart of the first teaser trailer for Season 2 of "Chucky" — slated to air on SYFY and USA Network this October.

Devon Sawa is miraculously back from the dead, now playing a skeptical priest and head of a theologically-driven prep school, whose belief in a higher power will be strained to its absolute limits when Charles Lee Ray embarks on another murderous rampage in Hackensack, New Jersey. We're calling it now, people: his utter refusal to give credence to the dire warnings of Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur), Lexy Cross (Alyvia Alyn Lind), and Devon Evans (Björgvin Arnarson) is going to be his downfall.

While the adults decide to bury their heads in the sand, our young heroes prepare for another round with the blood-soaked Good Guy doll who loves stabbing. Now that these characters know exactly what they're up against, the playing field should be a little more even. Meanwhile, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) perpetrates homicides of her own, unfazed — or perhaps unaware — that Nica (Fiona Dourif) has plans of revenge for the whole amputation thing in Season 1.

Chucky veterans Alex Vincent (Andy Barclay), Christine Elise (Kyle), Barbara Alyn Woods (Mayor Michelle Cross), and newcomer Lara Jean Chorostecki (her role is still TBD) round out the principal cast for Season 2. 

Don Mancini — longtime creator and curator of the Child's Play franchise — created the project and serves as showrunner. He also occupies the role of executive producer alongside Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund, David Kirschner, and Jeff Renfroe. UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, co-produces.

Chucky returns for Season 2 on SYFY and USA Network Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. EST (followed soon thereafter by the series premiere of Reginald the Vampire). Season 1 is currently streaming on Peacock and holds a 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Earlier this summer, TV Guide included the series on its list of "The 100 Best Shows on TV Right Now," writing: 

"This TV continuation of the horror movie franchise is a sterling example of how to refresh a long-running property for a new format. The smart series from franchise creator Don Mancini stays true to the killer doll movies' dark humor and gory slapstick violence. It also seamlessly integrates queer themes, reclaiming the "queer-coded villain" trope and turning it on its head in a clever and contemporary way."

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