It’s soon to be origin story time for the mogwai, in upcoming animated series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.

We’ll be spirited back to Shanghai in the 1920s, and catch up with Sam Wing, who we know better as the proprietor of the antiquities shop from which Billy’s dad acquired Gizmo. Teamed with teenage street thief Elle and a young Gizmo, Sam will apparently embark upon a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, meeting and battling monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore along the way. They’ll be up against a nefarious industrialist though, who’s armed with an ever-expanding army of evil Gremlins. Eep!

We must admit, it does sound kind of fun. We’ll find out for sure when it airs sometime in 2021.