'Child's Play', which spawned a number of sequels and the infamous Chucky doll, is being turned into a TV series in the near future.

The news was announced by the creator, Don Mancini, on Twitter but stopped short of confirming further details. In an interview with Bloody-Disgusting.com earlier this year, Mancini confirmed that he was working on the series that would feature Brad Dourif's voice in the role of Chucky.

The first movie, which was released in 1988, became a cult hit and spawned a total of six sequels, the most recent of which was 'Cult Of Chucky' from last year. The character has been controversial, owing to accusations that it played a role in the murders of James Bulger in 1993 and Suzanne Capper in 1992. The movie in question, 'Child's Play 3', was at the centre of a moral panic in the UK during the '90s.

'Child's Play' isn't the first classic horror to receive a TV adaptation in recent years. 'Tremors' was brought forward for a pilot, but ultimately ended up with SyFy passing on the project. 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead', meanwhile, was cancelled after three seasons with Bruce Campbell announcing that he was retiring the 'Evil Dead' character once and for all.

'Cult Of Chucky' is currently available on iTunes to rent.