Interesting facts about Chucky as Season 3 starts filming this week

Chucky season 3 shoot begins on April 27

The hit horror series Chucky is set to return to the screen for a third time. Actress Jennifer Tilly, who plays the role of Tiffany Valentine, retweeted a picture stating that Season 3 of the show will begin this week. According to reports, filming will start on Thursday, April 27.

The show was renewed for a third season in January 2023. The show’s writer, Don Mancini, made the announcement earlier this year. He wrote:

“The cast and crew of Chucky would like to thank fans and critics alike for their overwhelming response to season two, which we’re delighted to announce has now spurred the official greenlight on season three. 

The writer added:

“This news has made Chucky very happy. Thank Damballa for that because otherwise, Chucky would have been frankly impossible to deal with. Many thanks also to our partners at SYFY, USA, and UCP for helping us keep Chucky busy. See you in 2023 for what Chucky himself promises will be his scariest season ever.”

As fans wait for a new season to premiere later this year, here are a few interesting facts about the deadly doll that you might not have known.


5 facts about Chucky that you might find interesting

Chucky was first introduced in 1988 in the movie Child’s Play. The movie gave birth to a franchise with fans ranging from all age groups. With 35 years of history, there are some amazing facts about the character that you might not be aware of. 

Here are some lesser-known facts about Chucky:

1) Chucky’s design is inspired by two different dolls

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Don Mancini took inspiration from two dolls when designing the murdering menace. He took inspiration from the Cabbage Patch and My Buddy dolls. Both toys were popular among kids during the time, with effective marketing that made kids go wild about them. 

Don wanted to create a ‘dark satire about how marketing affected children.’ He was also inspired by an evil doll named Talky Tina that was featured in an episode of The Twilight Zone called ‘Living Doll’.


2) His name is a combination of the names of three real-life killers

Chucky’s full name in the movie is Charles Lee Ray. All three words in his name are taken from three different criminals. 

 The doll’s first name, Charles, is borrowed from a person called Charles Manson. Manson was a cult leader who was responsible for the murder of nine people in 1969. He was controlling and emotionally manipulative, which helped him collect followers that he used to commit crimes on his behalf. 

Chucky’s middle name, Lee, is taken from Lee Harvey Oswald, the prime suspect behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Meanwhile, his last name is inspired by James Earl Ray, the assassin who shot and killed Martin Luther King Jr.


3) The doll had a very different origin story

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The initial script of the movie had a completely different origin for the doll. Originally, the doll in the movie had human-like skin that could bleed from cuts and wounds. Children would then have to buy Good Guy bandages to fix the doll’s injuries. 

Mancini has shared that in his first draft, Andy would accidentally cut his thumb and mix it with Chucky’s blood, which would bring the doll to life and cause it to attack people disliked by Andy.


4) Moving the doll was a laborious task and took 11 people 

The first movie came out in 1988 when CGI and animatronics were still developing. The movie was made with an animatronic puppet that required 11 people to control each of its different parts. From eyes to legs to eyebrows, the doll could move numerous parts to show lifelike movements. 

Even with such technology, it took multiple takes to get the perfect shot. The movie’s special effects shop supervisor, Howard Berger, once shared that it took 27 takes to make the doll hit the button in the electrocution scene.


5) Complex scenes were filmed with Ed Gale in Chucky costume

While a majority of the scenes were shot with the animatronic doll, it was not possible for the entire movie. Complex scenes in the movie were filmed with Ed Gale. The sets were made 30% bigger, and Gale was put into a costume. This led the actor to get injured multiple times, especially in the fire sequence.

In the scene, the actor was supposed to be pulled up a fireplace but had an accident. He was dropped from a height of six to eight feet, causing a back injury.

The show’s third season may release in late 2023 or early 2024 according to rumors. Until then, fans can watch the first and second seasons on SYFY, and Amazon Prime.


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