Max and Amblin have shared the poster and official trailer for the 3DCG Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai animated series , a prequel to the cult 1984 film Gremlins .
Composed of ten episodes, the series will debut on the platform on May 23 , followed by two weekly episodes every Thursday.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) May 10, 2023
From executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tze Chun comes Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, premiering May 23, only on Max. @hbomax pic.twitter.com/nStGkDSazv
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Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai will be set in 1920s Shanghai, and center on Sam Wing ( Izaac Wang ), the young version of the mysterious Chinatown shopkeeper who, many years later, would sell the Mogwai Gizmo to Randall Peltzer in the original movie.
The story will see Sam meet Gizmo for the first time. Helped by a petty thief called Elle, they will set off on a journey full of dangers in the Chinese countryside, they will fight against monsters and spirits of local folklore and will try to deliver Gizmo to his family. All the while searching for a legendary treasure that is also being hunted by an evil businessman and his army of Gremlins.
The voice cast
Ming-Na Wen voices Fong Wing, Sam’s mother, described as a resourceful Chinese medicine doctor with sharp humor and fiercely protective of her family. BD Wong voices Sam’s father, Hon Wing, a “calm rock” who never believed the legends told by his father-in-law.
The latter, known only as “Grandpa”, is the character voiced by James Hong . Grandpa claims to have traveled all over the world and had great adventures. Only he knows the true power, and secrets, of the Mogwai and the importance of protecting them.
Matthew Rhys voices the villain, Riley Greene, an English industrialist passionate about black magic, who will stop at nothing or anyone to get his hands on the Mogwai treasure. AJ LoCascio voices Gizmo and Gabrielle Nevaeh voices Elle. Zach Galligan, Randall Park and George Takei complete the cast .
Tze Chun (writer of Gotham and Once Upon a Time ) is the showrunner and executive producer. Dan Krall is the supervising producer. Joe Dante is acting as a consultant .
Brendan Hay and Steven Spielberg serve as executive producers, along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey , presidents of Amblin Television , and Sam Register , president of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios