GREMLINS animated series in works

GREMLINS

An animated series on the 1984 comedy horror film GREMLINS is in the works.

The series is in development at WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service, reports variety.com. 

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. 

The series will be produced by Warner Bros. Television and Amblin Television.

Tze Chun is attached to write and executive produce. He is known for writing and directing films like 2013's COLD COMES THE NIGHT and 2009's CHILDREN OF INVENTION. 

GREMLINS is directed by Joe Dante and written by Chris Columbus. A sequel, GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH was released in 1990 with Dante returning to direct.

News of the development comes as WarnerMedia prepares to enter the streaming space with its yet-to-be-named streaming platform.