Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai Reveals New Character Art
Several decades before Gizmo the Mogwai found his way into the hands of Billy Peltzer, he struck up an unusual friendship with 10-year-old Sam Wing in Shanghai. Now, almost 40 years after the original Gremlins hit theaters, fans of film will finally learn how Gizmo came into Sam’s life. Ahead of its release later this year, HBO Max has released several new images from Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. The photos reveal four of the series’ principal characters along with the actors providing their voices. You can view them in the gallery below.
Izaac Wang is headlining the series as Sam, a younger version of the character that Keye Luke memorably brought to life on the big screen in 1984. James Hong portrays Sam’s grandfather, a self-proclaimed expert in Chinese myths and magic who also happens to know all there is to know about the Mogwai. Additionally, Ming-Na Wen (The Book of Boba Fett) is co-starring as Sam’s mother, Fong, a doctor who fiercely protects her family. B.D. Wong (Jurassic Park) rounds out the cast as the voice of Sam’s dad, Hon, a skeptic who has never believed his father-in-law’s stories until strange things begin happening in their lives.
Here’s the official logline for the series from HBO Max:
“Steeped in China’s rich culture and mythology, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai takes viewers back to 1920s Shanghai where the Wing family first discovers the mysterious creature. Sam Wing, the youngest in the family, 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.”
HBO Max hasn’t announced a premiere date for Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. However, the series will debut its first episode at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 13.
Are you excited to dive into the history of the Mogwai this year? Let us know in the comment section below!
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