Get ready to welcome Gizmo and his furry friends back to your screens as the highly anticipated animated series, “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” is set to release in May 2023. Produced by Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation, this new series is a prequel to the iconic “Gremlins” movies, exploring the origins of the beloved Mogwai creatures.
“Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” is set in 1920s Shanghai and follows the adventures of a young street urchin named Sam Wing (voiced by Izaac Wang) and his two companions, Gizmo and Elle. Sam’s journey takes him on a quest to find his missing father, who is a renowned inventor. Along the way, the trio encounters the mischievous Mogwai creatures and uncovers the secrets of their origins.
The series promises to deliver a unique blend of comedy, action, and adventure, all while retaining the signature dark humor and horror elements of the “Gremlins” franchise. Fans can expect to see familiar faces such as Mr. Wing (the grandfather of the original film’s protagonist), as well as new characters like the villainous Dr. Chen (voiced by Ming-Na Wen).
“Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” is not just a fun-filled adventure for fans of the franchise, but also an opportunity to introduce a new generation to the lovable Mogwai creatures. Gizmo, in particular, has become an icon of pop culture since the release of the original film in 1984, and this new series is sure to add to his already extensive fanbase.
The show is being produced by an impressive team of talent, including executive producers Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, and Sam Register, as well as co-executive producers Tze Chun and Brendan Hay. Chun, who also serves as the showrunner, is known for his work on other acclaimed animated series such as “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Gotham.” Hay, meanwhile, has worked on popular shows like “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “Harvey Girls Forever!”
“Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” will be available exclusively on HBO Max, adding to the streaming platform’s already impressive lineup of original content. The series is set to premiere on May 12, 2023, with new episodes dropping every week. Fans of the franchise will not want to miss out on this exciting new chapter in the “Gremlins” universe.
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