An animated “Gremlins” series is being developed for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.
Tze Chun, who directed 2013’s “Cold Comes the Night” and 2009’s “Children of Invention,” would serve as writer and executive producer. He was also a writer on “Gotham” and “Once Upon a Time” and co-founded comic book publisher TKO Studios.
The series would be produced by Warner Bros. TV and Amblin Television. WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. and Amblin all declined to comment.
The WarnerMedia project would be a prequel, following Mr. Wing, the Chinese grandfather portrayed by Keye Luke in the films, as a young man as he goes on adventures with Mogwai Gizmo. The first “Gremlins” film was released in 1984, along with a sequel, “Gremlins 2: The New Batch,” in 1990.
Not much is known about WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, except that it will launch this year and it will include “Friends” (and they really don’t want to share it with Netflix).
The service will offer an entry-level movie-focused package, a premium service with original programming and blockbuster movies and a third service that bundles content from the first two, plus a library of WarnerMedia and licensed content. Pricing for the tiers was not specified.
The company says that the upcoming SVOD service is intended to complement WarnerMedia’s existing businesses while providing data and analytics to help with their decision in creating future products.
Variety first reported the news.