A movie that was a major box office success when it hit theaters back in 1984 is being developed into an animated series. Variety reports that a “Gremlins” project is in development for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.
“The potential series is said to be a period piece that would follow Mr. Wing, the Chinese grandfather played in the films by Keye Luke, as a young man as he goes on adventures with the friendly Mogwai Gizmo,” Variety reports. “The series will be produced by Warner Bros. Television and Amblin Television. Both Warner Bros. and Amblin produced the films on which the show will be based.”
“Gremlins” was followed by a sequel, “Gremlins 2: The New Batch,” in 1990.
“Tze Chun is attached to write and executive produce,” Variety notes. “He is known for writing and directing films like 2013’s ‘Cold Comes the Night’ starring Bryan Cranston and 2009’s ‘Children of Invention.’ Chun’s TV credits include shows like ‘Gotham’ and ‘Once Upon a Time.'”