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Animated Series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai set for 2021 Release

Collider recently caught up with Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai co-producer Brendan Hay who gave us an update on the animated series.

Looking to air sometime in 2021 the series will go back 100 years to a time well before the 1984 feature film classic took place.

"Getting to do a horror and horror comedy aimed at slightly older kids is a very different beast [from Netflix’s “Harvey Girls Forever!”] but still been a lot of fun and yeah, so that’ll come out sometime in 2021,”

The 10 half hour episode show will be airing on HBO MAX. Tze Chun will write the series and serve as co-executive producer. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin Television will executive produce along with Sam Register. Brendan Hay will also co-executive produce with Dan Krall serving as supervising producer. Amblin Television produces in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

Check out the show's official synopsis below-

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.

Picture credit- Brendan Hay via Twitter (@B_Hay-


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