Devon Sawa is returning for Chucky season 2, this time as a new character. Eight movies and 33 years after Tom Holland’s original Child’s Play hit theaters, Chucky came to the small screen in his first TV show. Child’s Play creator Don Mancini’s show takes place after the events of Cult of Chucky while also focusing on a new group of teenage characters, played by up and coming actors Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, Bjorgvin Arnarson, and Alyvia Alyn Lind. The series also brought back franchise veterans Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky, Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay, and Christine Elise as Kyle.
Out of all the new cast members in Chucky, Sawa was by far the biggest name attached to the series. The actor is well-known in the horror community for starring in Final Destination and Idle Hands. Sawa had a large role in Chucky, playing not one but two characters: Jake Wheeler’s (Arthur) father Lucas and Jake’s Uncle Logan. Lucas Wheeler met an unfortunate fate at the hands of Chucky in the very first episode when the killer doll vomits whiskey on an exposed cable, which electrocutes Jake’s father. Logan Wheeler also didn’t survive Chucky season 1, getting bludgeoned to death with Chucky by his own son Junior (Briones).
Given his characters ‘ fates, it didn’t look like Sawa would be returning for Chucky season 2, but according to EW, the actor will be coming back to play a new character. In a video from the publisher, Sawa read an email he got from Chucky himself, saying he was only returning to the series because the killer doll was allowing it. Sawa’s full comment can be read below:
It’s unknown who Sawa will be playing in Chucky season 2 or if Mancini had always intended to bring him back. Just last month, Sawa posted on Twitter a good luck message to the surviving cast members of season 1, who were filming in Toronto while he relaxed on a sunny beach. Chucky season 1 ended with Andy stealing the truck containing Chucky’s army before Tiffany popped up in her doll form to stop him. Season 2 will likely pick up from here while continuing Jake Wheeler’s storyline, but it’s unknown where Sawa will fit into the plot.
One possibility is that Sawa could show up as another one of Jake’s uncles, meaning Logan and Lucas had another twin. However, Sawa could also be returning as another character unrelated to Jake. This second option may seem a bit odd, but it wouldn’t be the first time Mancini has cast an actor in dual roles. Michael Therriault played Dr. Foley in Cult of Chucky before going on to play Nathan Cross, Lexy’s dad, in Chucky. Fiona Dourif also reprised her Nica Pierce role in the series while playing Charles Lee Ray in flashbacks, although she was nearly unrecognizable in this second role. Regardless of who Sawa plays, hopefully he can survive the second season when Chucky returns this Fall.
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