Animated prequel series to iconic film franchise stars Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, Matthew Rhys
Escape into a world of magic and mythology when “Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai” premieres Tuesday, May 23, on Max. The premiere date announcement for the highly anticipated animated family adventure was revealed today exclusively during Warner Bros. Discovery’s unveiling of the Max streaming service on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles.
“Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai” takes viewers back to 1920s Shanghai where the Wing family first meets the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 “Gremlins” film) accepts the dangerous task to take Gizmo home and embarks on a journey through the Chinese countryside. Sam and Gizmo are joined by a teenage street thief named Elle, and together, they encounter – and sometimes battle – colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. Along their quest, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
The all-star voice cast includes Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, Matthew Rhys, Izaac Wang and Gabrielle Neveah Green. The series will also feature notable guest stars, including Zach Galligan, who starred as the hero Billy Peltzer in Amblin’s original “Gremlins” films. Additional guest voices include Sandra Oh, Randall Park, George Takei and Bowen Yang.