If you’ve been following the Child’s Play series, you’ll know that while the last couple of films were going to be reboots/fresh starts, they were actually sequels and kept the story from 1988 going. Even though the plots got more and more ridiculous and veered into a weird meta-spoof with Jennfier Tilly playing herself and a doll version of Chucky’s killer girlfriend at the same time, Brad Dourif remained Chucky’s voice, and the overall plotline was kept going. Don Mancini was the creative force behind the series throughout. He wrote all the movie scripts, and directed Seed, Curse, and Cult of Chucky. He even got Alex Vincent to reprise his role as Andy 30 years later in Cult of Chucky, and cast Fiona Dourif (Brad’s daughter) as the protagonist of the last two movies.
Supposedly, this is an actual, real reboot of the series. It’s directed by Lars Klevberg (Polaroid, The Wall) and stars Aubrey Plaza as Andy’s mother and Gabriel Bateman as Andy.