Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai


"Gremlins" will officially live on through WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service. The company announced Monday that it has given a 10-episode order to an animated prequel series, "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai."

There were earlier reports of WarnerMedia's plans for the prequel, and now there are more plot details. The animated series will head back to 1920s Shanghai to tell the story of how Sam Wing and the Mogwai called Gizmo met. (Sam grew up to be the show owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie.) They'll end up taking a dangerous journey through the Chinese countryside, joined by a street thief named Elle. Along the way, they'll encounter and battle monsters and spirits, all while a power-hungry industrialist and his army of evil Gremlins are in pursuit.

The prequel comes from Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation, both of which were also behind the 1984 comedy horror film. Tze Chun is writing the series, and it will be executive produced by Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, and Sam Register. Co-executive producers are Chun and Brendan Hay, and Dan Krall is a supervising producer.

WarnerMedia is set to launch in 2020, but so far, no release date for "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai" has been announced.