Animated ‘Gremlins’ Prequel Series Heading To WarnerMedia Streaming Service | TV News

 

As new streaming platforms seek to enter the streaming wars, hoping to compete with the likes of Netflix, one thing they are going to consistently lean on is reboots, remakes and the like. WarnerMedia is doing exactly that. They’ve announced that an animated Gremlins prequel series will be coming to their upcoming streaming platform.

 

The 10-episode prequel to Joe Dante‘s 1984 horror-comedy will be titled Gremlins: Secret Of The Mogwai. Tze Chun (Gotham) will write the series, and also serve as co-executive producer.

 

The original film introduced the Mogwai, a race of loveable furry creatures that burn under the light, multiply in water, and turn into hideous versions of themselves if you feed them after midnight. Fans will be hoping the prequel series explains when “after midnight” officially ends, a detail that many have questioned for years.

 

Secrets of the Mogwai will tell the story of a young Sam Wing, the future shop owner who sells a Mogwai named Gizmo to Randall Peltzer in the original film. Whether this will entice anyone to Warner’s streaming platform is debatable. Gremlins isn’t exactly a hot property nowadays, but there’s probably enough nostalgia associated with it to make this worthwhile.

 

It will join other in-development shows such as Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune series, Tokyo Vice starring Ansel Elgort, and a host of projects from J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot, who recently signed a deal with Warner. The streaming service itself is currently untitled. The platform is expected to launch in late 2019. However, don’t expect any of these shows to be available at launch.

 

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