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Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai animated series set for 2021 and we’ve a few new details

January 22nd, 2020 by Marc Comments

We finally have some new details on the Gremlins animated prequel that HBO Max is bringing us.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’s co-executive producer Brendan Hay who has confirmed the series is still being worked on and is set for its 2021 release.

Getting to do a horror and horror comedy aimed at slightly older kids is a very different beast but still been a lot of fun and yeah, so that’ll come out sometime in 2021,” Hay says.

The series is set for a ten half-hour episodes first (and only?) and will be set in 1920s Shanghai and will tell the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing – the old man who owned Gizmo in the original movie – met the Mogwai.

Wait… how old is Gizmo?!? Sorry, just occurred to me.

Anyway, who’s excited? Or dreading? Whatever it is, let me know…

In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal 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.

Amblin Television produces in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Tze Chun will write the series based on Gremlins by Chris Columbus, Joe Dante, and Michael Finnell and serve as an executive producer with Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Sam Register, and Brendan Hay.

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai will be released on HBO Max sometime in 2021.

Source: Collider

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….