TVLine Items: John Waters on Chucky, The Rookie Promotion and More

John Waters is ready for more Child’s Play.

The auteur behind such cult classics as Pink Flam ingo

and Hairspray will return to the horror-comedy franchise in Season 3, Part 2 of the Syfy and USA Network series Chucky, Entertainment Weekly reports. He is set to portray Good Guy dolls’ reclusive creator Wendell Wilkins, who gets caught up in the titular killer doll’s antics in an upcoming episode. Part 2 will debut sometime in 2024.

Waters previously played the pervy photographer Pete Peters in the 2004 film Seed of Chucky. Peters met a gruesome end — being doused in sulfuric acid – after capturing Chucky on film in a compromising position.

Ready for some more recent newsy nuggets? Well…

*The Rookie‘s Lisseth Chavez, who plays Officer Celina Juarez on ABC’s light procedural, has been upped to series regular for Season 6.

*Grammy-winning artist Lil Baby will make his acting debut in Season 3 of the Starz crime drama BMF, premiering Friday, March 1. Additional guest stars this season include Saweetie, NE-YO, 2 Chainz and Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey.

* Glenn Close (Damages) has joined the Apple TV+ historical drama The New Look as Carmel Snow, the legendary editor-in-chief of the iconic fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar.

*Apple TV+ has set a Feb. 21, 2024 release date for the four-episode documentary event Messi’s World Cup: The Rise of a Legend. Watch a trailer:

* Fox has released a trailer for Farmer Wants a Wife Season 2, premiering Thursday, Feb. 1:

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