Oh my Lord, October 2023—a month when pumpkins are carved, horrors are watched, and what’s that? Oh yes, another slice of our favourite pint-sized, knife-wielding bundle of satanic delight returns to TV screens. The Chucky series is back with its third season and, my little murder mavens, you won’t believe what’s in store.
What Have We Seen So Far?
Before we delve into what you should expect, let’s recap the rollercoaster we’ve been on, shall we? The series kicks off three weeks after ‘Cult of Chucky’, with young Jake Wheeler discovering that the doll he picked up from a yard sale is the Airbnb for the soul of one Charles Lee Ray (or as we like to call him, the “Overlord of Ouchies”). Hijinks ensue as Chucky goes on a killing spree, framed in a rather bizarre coming-of-age, or should we say, “coming-of-rage” tale, with themes of sexuality, bullying, and domesticity sprinkled throughout. Very modern-day Shakespeare, if he wrote about possessed dolls and homicidal tendencies.
Who’s In It?
The ensemble features a troupe of familiar and new faces. Zackary Arthur as Jake, Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy, and Björgvin Arnarson as Devon Evans make up our teenage triptych who band together against our lovable yet terrifying miniature murderer. They’re joined by classic characters like Andy Barclay, Nica Pierce, and, oh, the President of the United States, because why the blimey not?
Among the pantheon of characters, we’ve got special guests like Gina Gershon, Liv Morgan, and Joe Pantoliano gracing the screen. It’s like the Avengers, but instead of fighting off aliens, they’re trying to put a pint-sized demon doll back in his box. Glen and Glenda, Chucky and Tiffany’s non-binary children, make a reappearance. One of them doesn’t like violence, the other embraces it. They’re like the Ant and Dec of demonic possession, always popping up to provide a bit of light entertainment in a series filled with blood and gore. What role will they play in their homicidal parents’ new venture? Could we see Jake embrace his inner darkness, courtesy of Uncle Chucky’s persuasive rhetoric? Will Lexy and Devon form the world’s most unqualified but utterly entertaining team of supernatural investigators? And with President James Collins in the picture, are we gearing up for a state-of-the-union address like no other?
Season 3: What To Expect
Well, poppets, just when you thought American politics couldn’t get any stranger, it seems the notorious Chucky, our favourite diminutive psychopath, has wrangled his way into the very heart of global power—the bloomin’ White House! No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Let’s cut through the red tape and slash our way into what Season 3 has to offer.
So, Chucky’s cozied up with America’s First Family. One does wonder: is he after the nuclear codes, or just the Wi-Fi password? Whatever his plans, they’re sure to be dastardly, and God help the Secret Service if they think a metal detector will stop him. Our favourite soul-ensnared-in-plastic is in the world’s most secure house, and it’s anyone’s guess what he’s up to.
Jake, Devon, and Lexy aren’t just facing the struggles of adolescent angst, romantic entanglements, and impending exams; they also need to break into the flipping White House! Just picture the scene: the trio disguised as junior White House correspondents or, better yet, posing as members of a high-school marching band. The flutes alone would make for excellent improvised weaponry. What hijinks will they get up to trying to unmask the deadly doll at the epicentre of American power?
And, of course, let’s not forget about the relationship drama. Jake and Devon are boyfriends now; will their love survive an assassination attempt—by doll? And Lexy, our reformed bully, how will she navigate the corridors of power when she’s used to ruling the hallways of high school?
Now, whilst the kids are planning their impossible mission, Tiffany Valentine has issues of her own. The police are closing in on her for last season’s ‘Jennifer Tilly’ kill-fest. Will she be behind bars, or perhaps she’ll stage a Thelma & Louise-style escape, sans the cliff drop?
In a more speculative twist, could the President actually be another soul-possessed puppet in Chucky’s diabolic game? James Collins is listed as a cast member, and knowing this show, it’s plausible that a bit of soul-swapping might have taken place. That would make for one heck of a State of the Union address.
If you thought the drama couldn’t escalate any further, Season 3 chucks it up several notches! New setting, higher stakes, and an ever-complicated web of relationships—all sprinkled with a dash of homicide.
Don your conspiracy theory hats and prepare for the grandest mash-up of horror and politics since, well, the last election. Tune in to find out if Chucky will make America “Great Guy” again.
“Chucky” Season 3 promises to be a bloody good time, with character arcs sharper than Chucky’s knife and plot twists more twisted than his sense of humour. Tune in, lock your doors, and keep your Good Guy dolls at arm’s length—because you’re in for a spine-chilling treat!