Disney’s Gargoyles is being revived, but sadly it won’t be as an animated series but will be for the comics. It was announced today that Dynamite Entertainment will be ushering in “a new season” for the Gargoyles comics that will more than likely be a continuation that will follow the ending of the animated series.
Dynamite Entertainment reached an agreement with Disney to produce new comics, facsimile reprints, graphic novels & other products that feature characters from the animated series. Greg Weisman, series creator, will also “write & shepard” the new stories for the comics & graphic novels. Although nothing has been confirmed about an animated series being revived, we’re hoping that this announcement will be the jumping point towards a revival reveal at this year’s D23 or possibly a live-action movie announcement, especially since Jordan Peele has expressed interest in bringing the Gargoyles to the big screen.
Gargoyles is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, in collaboration with Jade Animation and Tama Productions for its first two seasons and Nelvana for its final. The series originally aired from October 24, 1994, to February 15, 1997.
The series follows a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day, focusing on a clan led by Goliath. In the year 994, the clan lives in a castle in Scotland. Most are betrayed and killed by humans while petrified, and the remainder are magically cursed to sleep—i.e., be frozen in stone form until the castle “rises above the clouds.” A thousand years later, in 1994, billionaire David Xanatos purchases the gargoyles’ castle and has it reconstructed atop his New York skyscraper, the Eyrie Building, thus awakening Goliath and the remainder of his clan. While trying to adjust to their new world, they are aided by a sympathetic police officer named Elisa Maza and quickly come into conflict with the plotting Xanatos. In addition to dealing with the gargoyles’ attempts to adjust to modern New York City, the series also incorporated various supernatural threats to their safety and to the world at large.