Chucky Series Adds Non-Binary Actor Lachlan Watson as Glen/Glenda

Fans of the Chucky movie franchise will be excited to find out that the progeny of the killer doll, the eponymous Seed of Chucky, no longer sticks to just references in dialogue and will return for the show’s second season. Pride.com reports that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star and non-binary actor Lachlan Watson has been cast as Glen/Glenda for the new season, playing the offspring of Chucky and Tiffany in the TV series. The cat was previously let out of the bag in an unexpected way when star Jennifer Tilly shared a cast photo of Watson who happened to be sporting a very specific haircut, one that’s very recognizable to Chucky fans.

The Glen/Glenda backstory requires some explanation. Teased at the end of Bride of Chucky, Chucky and Tiffany’s offspring had an internal battle over their natures, often having desires to commit acts of violence, while also being rejected by them. It eventually became clear that Glen shared a body with his twin sister Glenda, the naming convention being a reference to Ed Wood’s cult classic. However, at the end of the 2005 film, both Glen and Glenda are human children. It’s unclear how the couple got separated and how they got into human bodies, but Chucky’s rules clearly allow for this sort of thing.

Watson’s casting in the role, you might assume both rolling, but that remains unconfirmed, means we will finally get some answers about what happened at the end of Seed of ChuckyChucky however, the TV series doesn’t shy away from engaging with and exploring the insane continuity of the franchise in general, so dig into the ramifications of Seed of Chucky is something fans will be excited to see on the show for a long time. As fans may recall, Glen/Glenda was voiced by Billy Boyd in the original film, it’s unclear if he’ll be reprising the role in any way for the show.

In addition to Watson as Glen/Glenda and Jennifer Tilly as herself/Tiffany, Chucky season two will also welcome Devon Sawa as a new character, as well as another newcomer, Hannibal‘s Lara Jean Chorostecki. Other confirmed cast members for the series also include Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky, plus Alex Vincent, who plays Andy Barclay from the original two. child’s play movies and the first season of Chuckyand Christine Elise, who played Kyle in Child’s play 2 and again in the first season of the series.

Cast members from the first season also return, including Zackary Arthur as Jack Wheeler, Björgvin Arnarson as Devon Evans, Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lexy Cross, and Barbara Alyn Woods as Mayor Michelle Cross. The entire first season of the show is now streaming on Peacock, see if season two arrives this year! X

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