If you’re currently feeling like there’s a Gizmo or Stripe-shaped hole in your life, fear not, ’cause the Gremlins are set to return in all-new animated form in an upcoming TV series. Safe to say, things are going to get messy.
According to Variety, the series is in development for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming series. The as-yet-untitled series is reportedly a period piece following Mr. Wing, the Chinese grandfather memorably portrayed by Keye Luke in the Gremlins films, as a young man adventuring with the cute critter Gizmo along for the ride.
Cult classic Gremlins was released in 1984. The Joe Dante-directed movie, written by Christopher Columbus, grossed over $153 million worldwide on a reported budget of $11 million. A sequel followed just six years later, with Dante directing again. Both movies are staples for lifelong horror fans, and served as many viewers’ intro to the genre.
WarnerMedia’s streaming service is set to launch shortly, though little is known about it as of yet, including what it will be called. Original content won’t launch until 2020, but in-house properties (such as Gremlins) are reportedly being mined for new content.
Other hit properties like Friends will supposedly be pulled from competing streaming services so they can be housed exclusively by Warner’s, which should infuriate anybody who was getting used to it being on Netflix for another year.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more info on the Gremlins animated series as it becomes available.