There’s still no sign of Gremlins 3, but word can down late yesterday that an animated prequel series is in the works. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is officially moving forward at the WarnerMedia streaming service. Variety got the exclusive:
The series, which Variety exclusively reported back in February, will be titled Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. Set in 1920s Shanghai, the series will tell 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.
The 10-episode series is being penned by Tze Chun, who will also be a co-executive producer on the series. We don’t have any casting information or a target release date, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge.
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