Gargoyles was a beloved ’90s animated series that reached cult status, now it’s getting the reboot treatment as a full-fledged live action series. Reports are that Gary Dauberman is teaming up with James Wan’s Atomic Monster to produce the new series for Disney+. Dauberman is to serve as writer, producer, and showrunner.
The series will presumably follow a similar path to the original cartoon, much like the recent successful Netflix adaptation of One Piece.
The original cartoon aired from 1994 to 1997 and followed a clan of gargoyles cursed to live as stone. A thousand years pass, and when a billionaire moves them and their castle to his skyscraper in Manhattan, the gargoyles awaken, team up with a local detective, and begin protecting the city from criminals, billionaires, and lots and lots of magical creatures.
In the subsequent years it’s gained a huge cult following thanks to its excellent writing and animation as well as its darker take on cartoon action. It also had a surprisingly large number of Star Trek alums in its cast, including Jonathan Frakes and Marina Surtis.
It also subtly introduced a whole new generation to many characters and tropes of Shakespearian lore.