In February 2019, there were first plans for a prequel series on Gremlins. This should be the official title of Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai. The project has now been given the green light. Whether it will satisfy fans of the originals is very questionable. The little cult monsters are back: A long planned third Gremlins film is still a long way off. But instead it is slowly but surely progressing in series. The new offshoot was introduced in early 2019 under the title Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai. There was apparently enough mutual love among those responsible at Studio Warner Bros. to start the actual production.
Among other things, Variety has now learned that a complete first season with ten half-hour episodes has already been ordered. If you are a fan of the original Gremlins – Little Monsters from 1984 and the sequel to Gremlins 2 – The Return of the Little Monsters, you have to be prepared for some changes.
Gremlins: Unlike the films, Secrets Of The Mogwai is not implemented as a live action project with real actors and puppets. Instead, the whole thing should come in an animated form. However, the Variety report does not say whether this means 3D computer animation or rather classic 2D technology. Considering most of the projects Warner Bros. Animation is known for, we tend to expect 2D.
In the upcoming series prehistory we will see how the later shop owner Sam Wing meets the young gizmo at the age of ten in Shanghai in the 1920s. Together with the thief Elle, they experience all kinds of adventures, in which they also encounter many monsters and creatures from the Chinese world of myths. Trying to bring Gizmo back to his family and find a legendary treasure, they are chased by a relentless industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai is scheduled to be released exclusively for the upcoming Warner streaming service. The studio plans to launch it later in the year as a competition for Netflix, Amazon and Co. in the United States. It is not yet clear whether the platform will also appear in Germany. Another provider could possibly secure the rights of the Gremlins series. We will of course keep you up to date on further developments.
Can you still remember the original films? We'll show you one of the funniest scenes Gizmo gets wet. Simply click on our player below to start the video clip.