Animated series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is in the works for HBO Max and was announced to be released in 2021.
Producer of the show, Brendan Hay (Harvey Girls forever), declared in a recent interview to Collider “I’m working on Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai right now for Warner Bros., which has been a blast and totally different type of show than Harvey. Getting to do a horror and horror-comedy aimed at slightly older kids is a very different beast but still been a lot of fun and yeah, so that’ll come out sometime in 2021”.
Amblin Television and Warner Bros. animation. will produce the show, Tze Chun (Gotham) will serve as writer and executive producer.
The show will include 10 episodes of 30 minutes and it will be coming out exclusively on HBO Max, the WarnerMedia streaming platform announced to be launched in May 2020.
Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai will be a prequel of the 1984 original movie (but you still can’t feed them after midnight). The official synopsis of the upcoming series was also revealed.
In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) 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.Synopsis for Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai
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The first two Gremlins movies respectively came out in 1984 and 1990 and were directed by Joe Dante. For years, rumors were saying that a third opus could see the light of the day. However, it seems like the creators preferred to head towards an animated series.
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