A Gremlins Animated Series Is Reportedly in the Works

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A <i>Gremlins</i> Animated Series Is Reportedly in the Works

Yes, according to Variety, there is a Gremlins animated series in the works from production companies Warner Bros. Television and Amblin Television. Both Warner Bros. and Amblin produced the original Gremlins films on which the series is based.

The new show would be released on WarnerMedia’s still-unnamed streaming service. The project, which is still in development, will reportedly focus on Mr. Wing (the Chinese man known only as “Grandfather” in the first film) in his youth, as he and Gizmo embark on adventures together. Tze Chun, whose past TV writing credits include Gotham and Once Upon a Time, is set to write and executive produce the potential project.

Mogwai  could be coming back to our screens as early as next year. Turner’s chief creative officer Kevin Reilly says that WarnerMedia will premiere original films and series on their upcoming streaming platform in 2020. Reilly also hinted that WarnerMedia will be looking to base some of their new content on extant Warner intellectual property. Get ready for more reboots, folks, and in the meantime, enjoy our imagining of how this Gremlins decision was made below.

INT. OFFICE — DAY

Four STUDIO EXECUTIVES sit around a long table, lounging and smoking cigars. STUDIO EXECUTIVE 1 lights his with a burning Benjamin. STUDIO EXECUTIVE 4 is fast asleep.

STUDIO EXECUTIVE 1
Looks like today’s the day. Let’s finish off the programming for the streaming service.

STUDIO EXECUTIVE 2
(pouting)
I don’t want to speak to any “creative types.”

STUDIO EXECUTIVE 1
Don’t worry, my boy. We’re gonna play …

STUDIO EXECS 1, 2 and 3
(in unison)
REBOOT DARTS!

A curtain unveils a wall covered in posters of Warner Bros. films, from Caddyshack to Eyes Wide Shut. The wall is riddled with holes.

Studio Executives 1, 2 and 3 produce darts and start aiming. Studio Executive 4 lets out a loud snore.

STUDIO EXECUTIVE 1
And … FIRE!

They all miss.

The dart throwing continues, with none of the executives coming close to a single poster.

Studio Executive 4 jerks around in his sleep, clearly having a nightmare of some kind.

STUDIO EXECUTIVE 4
(screaming)
GREMLINS!

STUDIO EXECUTIVE 1
The oracle has spoken.

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