The “Gremlins” Prequel-series Is Officially Moving Forward

(Last Updated On: July 2, 2019)


The animated prequel-series about the Gremlins is finally moving forward, Variety reports. This series will be titled “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai”. As the story goes, it appears the series is going to take inspiration from Chinese folklore and colorful monsters, in Shanghai.

The premise is the following 

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 series has 5 hours, with 30 minutes on a 10-episode order for the new streaming service WarnerMedia. Tze Chun will write the series and co-executive produce the episodes. Amblin Television will produce together with Warner Bros. Animation.

The series takes place before the first Gremlins film that was released in 1984, which was directed by Joe Dante and penned by Chris Columbus. The film, later on, became a success on the box-office and received a sequel as well later on.

As  MackansFilm reported earlier, the new Dune-series will also be part of the new streaming service like so many other. Cast and Crew have yet been disclosure