It was recently announced that WarnerMedia was developing a Gremlins animated series for HBO upcoming streaming service, HBO MAX. Now the show co-executive producer, Brendan Hay, has revealed when we should expect the series.
According to Hay, the prequel series titled “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” will be released sometimes in 2021.
“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,” Hay told the site. Check out some early art below.
The first Gremlins film was released in 1984. The comedy horror film was written by Chris Columbus and directed by Joe Dante. Steven Spielberg was the film’s executive producer, with Michael Finnell as a producer. The film sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, was released in 1990.
The story follows a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. It draws on legends of folkloric mischievous creatures that caused malfunctions — “gremlins” — in the British Royal Air Force going back to World War II.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai will be produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. The series will be written by Tze Chun and executive produced by Darryl Frank (The Americans, Animaniacs, Amazing Stories), Justin Falvey (The Americans, Animaniacs, Amazing Stories) and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming series Animaniacs) with Chun and Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, Robot Chicken, Harvey Girls Forever) serving as co-EP. Dan Krall (Coraline, Scooby-Doo!) will serve as a supervising producer.