Everyone's Favorite Killer Doll Heads To The White House In The Chucky Season 3 Trailer

It's killer doll season once again; in keeping with recent fall tradition, "Chucky" is heading back to our TV screens very soon. The USA and Syfy Channel continuation of the long-running "Child's Play" franchise has been a horror fan's heaven for 2 years now, and it shows no signs of stopping with a third season set to move the action from Salem, New Jersey to Washington, D.C.

The season's first teaser hinted that Chucky (Brad Dourif) might be making fools of the politicians there as it featured the possessed toy in a CNN-style press conference of his own, berating journalists while dropping tidbits about the new season. Now, we've finally gotten a better look at season 3 via the full-length trailer, which just dropped. Will Chucky "drain the swamp" in Washington, or just fill it up with blood?

Chucky is back from the dead, but what else is new?

In case you missed it, "Chucky" season 2 served as an entertainingly chaotic follow-up to two of the original franchise's most enjoyable installments, "Bride of Chucky" and "Seed of Chucky" (yeah, I said it). While the whole show continues the plot that began with 2017's direct-to-video film "Cult of Chucky" with new teen protagonist Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur), season 2 specifically focused on Tiffany Valentine (Jennifer Tilly), Jennifer Tilly (also Jennifer Tilly), and Tiff and Chuck's genderfluid kid, initially presented here as twins Glen and Glenda ("Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" star Lachlan Watson). Plus, there was a "Bound" reunion!

The season also featured an inordinate amount of body-swapping and possession, to the point that you'd be forgiven for forgetting where everyone ended up. Glen and Glenda end up in one doll — the original "Seed" doll, now named G.G. — while Tiffany is in Tilly's body and Chucky is in a brunette bridal doll called Belle. Also, Devon Sawa's character exploded, because why not? The finale ended with a cliffhanger in which Chucky returned from the presumed dead, attacking Tiffany soon after all the characters made it through a suspiciously quiet Christmas. Ending on a Charles Lee Ray return this late in the franchise feels almost like a cop-out, but at this point, "Chucky" has made so many wild addendums to the ongoing lore that a basic return from the dead also feels like a comforting return to tradition.

"Chucky" returns to the SyFy and USA Channels on October 4, 2023, with episodes streaming the next day on Peacock.