Animated Gremlins TV Prequel Scores Series Order

By James White | Posted 20 hours ago

Movies:

  • Gremlins
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Actors:

  • Tze Chun
  • Joe Dante
This past February brought news that Warner Bros. had, after years of speculation about more sequels or a reboot, decided to make something new set in the world of chaotic creature feature Gremlins . That something was an animated prequel TV series, and it's moving forward at the company's planned streaming service WarnerMedia.
Titled Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai, it'll spin the clock back to 1920s Shanghai, where a 10-year-old Sam Wing (the character played as an old shop owner in the original 1984 film and its 1990 follow-up by Keye Luke), first meets a 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.

"Slumdog Millionaire." Director Danny Boyle placed the money to be paid to the 3 lead child actors in a trust that is to be released to them upon their completion of grade school at 16 years of age. The production company has set up for an auto-rikshaw driver to take the kids to school everyday until they are 16 years old.

Cold Comes The Night writer/director Tze Chun (who has TV bona fides via shows such as Gotham and Once Upon A Time) is running the show, and he's nabbed a series order from the streaming service for an initial season of 10 half-hour episodes. Amblin is involved in producing the show, but there's no sign of whether original director Joe Dante will be part of it.
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