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HBO Max series receives order for second season

The series does not yet have an estimated release date. Photo: HBO Max | HBO Max

The universe of Gremlins is about to be expanded through a platform exclusive animated series HBO Max thanks to « Secrets of the mogway”, Which, despite not being released yet, would have caused a great impression among the platform’s executives, who have already issued an order for the realization of a second season.

Instead of being a continuation of the two films produced by Warner Bros Between the 1980s and 1990s, the animated series will be a story that takes place long before the events of both films, according to the Deadline report.

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« Secrets of the mogway”Will take place in the city of Shanghai during the 1920s, narrating the origins of Mr. Wing, who at ten years of age meets the young Mogwai called Gizmo. In the company of a teenage thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo They must undertake a journey through rural China, confronting various monsters and spirits from the folklore of the region.

At the same time, the group would find a way to return to Gizmo with his family and thus discover the mysteries behind a legendary treasure, which is also sought by an evil industrialist who has under his power a fearsome army of Gremlins.

Since the premiere of « Gremlins 2: The New BatchIn 1990, fans of the franchise have waited impatiently for a possible new installment, of which talks and various efforts have been made to carry it out. Except for the animated series, efforts to revive the franchise have been cut short by a number of factors.

Zach Galligan, protagonist of both films, recently commented that, depending on the success that this series presents among the public, it would not seem strange to him that the studio shows new interest in making a third installment.

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« You just have to look at the nature of the way that large entertainment corporations deal with franchises and properties through the years and decades, » the actor would comment. « It is not difficult to make an educated assumption that the cartoon is a way of seeding the younger generation that is not aware of it. »

The project is still under development and so far does not have an official launch date, although it is estimated that it could arrive at some point this year.