|NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
WarnerMedia Orders Animated “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai”
WarnerMedia has ordered “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” a 10-episode, half-hour prequel to original “Gremlins.” The logline: In the animated television adaptation, we travel back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
“Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” will be produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. The series will be written by Tze Chun and executive produced by Darryl Frank (“The Americans, “Animaniacs,” “Amazing Stories”), Justin Falvey (“The Americans,” “Animaniacs,” “Amazing Stories”) and Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!” and the upcoming series “Animaniacs”) with Chun and Brendan Hay (“Dawn of the Croods,” “Robot Chicken”) serving as co-EP. Dan Krall (“Coraline,” “Scooby-Doo!”) will serve as supervising producer.
Netflix Orders Drama “The Sandman”
Netflix has greenlit a drama from Warner Bros. Television called “The Sandman” created for DC based on Neil Gaiman’s comic book series. The logline: A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, “The Sandman” follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic–and human–mistakes he’s made during his vast existence. Allan Heinberg (“Grey’s Anatamy,” “Wonder Woman”) will be the showrunner and executive producer. Heinberg will also write the series alongside Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight, Krypton”).
Ten episodes of “The Sandman” have been ordered.
Netflix Greenlight “Midnight Mass” Horror Series
Netflix has placed out an order for a new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy (“The Haunting of Hill House”) called “Midnight Mass.” The seven-episode series will follow an isolated island community which experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest. Flanagan will direct and serve as an executive producer alongside Macy.
Trevor Macy and Mike Flanagan will executive produce.