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Gremlins TV Show In The Works: Secret Of The Mogwai Is An Animated Prequel

Which secret of the Mogwai is don't get them wet?


Nearly three decades after Gremlins 2 hit theaters, the franchise about the little creatures known as Mogwai is ready for a comeback. It's not being rebooted, though. Instead, an animated Gremlins prequel series is in the works for the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is set in the 1920s and features a young Mr. Wing--who was introduced in the first movie--as he meets the Mogwai we all know as Gizmo. A series description reads, "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."

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In a press release, it's noted the series will consist of 10 half-hour episodes, with no indication of whether that will simply be for the first season or if it's the entire show. No casting has been announced yet, but the series comes from writer Tze Chun (Gotham) and a long list of producers with credits that include The Americans, the upcoming Animaniacs reboot, Teen Titans Go!, and Coraline, among other titles.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai joins a growing roster of shows that are set for the upcoming WarnerMedia service. The other notable project is Dune: The Sisterhood, which will have a pilot directed by Denis Villeneuve, the writer and director behind the upcoming Dune film reboot.

There's currently no announced launch date for the new service or a premiere date for any of its upcoming programs.

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