It was previously revealed that the Gremlins franchise would finally come back to life after a new animated series titled Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai was announced. The new series is intended to premiere on Warner Bros.’ new streaming service HBO Max, and it will act as a prequel to the original 1984 Gremlins movie. Now we know when to at least expect a release date for the new Gremlins series, thanks to Collider. They recently spoke with the series’ co-executive producer Brendan Hay who revealed a 2021 release date. Here’s what he stated:
“Getting to do a horror and horror comedy aimed at slightly older kids is a very different beast [from Netflix’s “Harvey Girls Forever!”] but still been a lot of fun and yeah, so that’ll come out sometime in 2021,” Hay told the site.
In the new Gremlins series which will have its release date in 2021…
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.”
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.
You can see some artwork from the series down below, which promises a rather interesting new take on the familiar creatures featured in both Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. It’s definitely surreal seeing the franchise come back in a new official capacity after so many years.
— Brendan Hay (@B_Hay) July 22, 2019