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‘Gremlins’ to get a reboot… as an animated TV series!

We’ve seen a lot of ’80s references in TV series of late, from the retro-fab The Goldbergs (that does for the ’80s what That 70s Show did for the ’70s) to Stranger Things, and even, to a certain degree, Thirteen Reasons Why (cue: cassette tape motifs and way-cool ’80s soundtrack).

So why wouldn’t a classic ’80s film like Gremlins jump on the bandwagon for a reboot?

News today is that Warner Bros. and Amblin (Steven Spielberg’s production company) are teaming up to develop a Gremlins animated series.

The potential series will be a period piece that will follow Mr. Wing, the Chinese grandfather played in the films by Keye Luke, as a young man going on adventures with the friendly Mogwai Gizmo.

Not much else is being revealed, except that the writer and executive producer behind the series will be Tze Chun, whose TV credits so far include the magical Once Upon a Time and Gotham.

Chun is also the co-founder of comic book publisher TKO Studios, so we can expect some graphic novel-like aesthetics.

Antonino Tati

 

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