Although we’re still waiting to see whatever the next Gremlins movie is supposed to be, we do know that Warner Bros. is working on the first major project in decades – an all-new animated series based on the iconic little monsters! The series is being produced for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, and now we finally have a name and even teaser image for the show! The series will be titled Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.
According to Variety, it’s been ordered for ten half-hour episodes.
In the series which will act as a prequel to the original films…
Set in 1920s Shanghai, the series will tell the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing met the young Mogwai called Gizmo.
“Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.”
It definitely sounds like an interesting twist on traditional Gremlins lore, considering the films never really included Chinese mythology before. It also sounds like an opportunity to show more of Gizmo’s past and whatever origin he had. Unless, of course, they follow through on the intergalactic origins revealed in the original Gremlins novelization.
The series was written by Tze Chun who will also act as a co-executive producer. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin Television will executive produce along with Sam Register. Brendan Hay will also co-executive produce with Dan Krall serving as supervising producer.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is being produced by Amblin in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
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