Mallrats first arrived on the big screen in 1995. Kevin Smith has been planning a sequel, and that project still has a chance at seeing the light of day. The original plan was to create a second film, but that plan has changed to a 10-episode television series.
Kevin Smith gave Mallrats fans an update about the television series when he spoke with Deadline. He said the following:
“I just sat down with the good folks at Universal last week. Our deal’s closed and whatnot, and I walked them through the 10 episodes. As I broke them down, I white-boarded them all, and so Episode 1 and 2 on one board, 3 and 4 on another, and so forth and so on, so I did the whole walk-through to be like, this is what happens this episode, this is what happens this episode, here’s the family tree. You know, it’s a multigenerational story, so it’s about all the kids in Mallrats and all the kids they had, taking my cues from one of my favorite programs in the world, Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
In addition, Smith revealed that the episodes are 30-minutes long, and he plans to approach streaming services like Netflix and Amazon for the series.
A potential premiere date for the series has not yet been revealed. Do you remember Mallrats? Will you watch the television series? Tell us what you think.