Gremlins Run Wild in New Trailer for ‘Secrets of the Mogwai’ Prequel

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Gizmo is back and he's as cute as ever in the upcoming animated prequel Gremlins: Secret of the Mogwai,

The series (which debuts with its first two episodes on Max Tuesday, May 23) takes viewers back to 1920s Shanghai, where the Wing family first meets a young mogwai named Gizmo (voiced by AJ Locasio Went). “Sam Wing (future store owner Mr. Wing in the original gremlins film; Izak Wang) accepts the dangerous task of taking Gizmo home, embarking on a journey through the Chinese countryside,” reads the official description. “Sam and Gizmo meet a teenage street thief named Elle (Gabrielle Neveh). Connected, and together, they encounter – and sometimes battle – colorful demons and spirits from Chinese folklore. As they search, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist named Riley Green (Matthew Rhys) and his growing army of evil Gremlins.

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Voice cast: Ming-Na Wen (agents of SHIELD), James Hong (big trouble in little china) and BD Wong (mr robot, Notable guest stars include Zach Galligan (who starred as Billy Peltzer in the original gremlins movies), Sandra Oh (murder eve), Randall Park (fresh off the boat), George Takei (star trek) and Bowen Yang (snl,

The original 1984 film was directed by Joe Dante and co-starred Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Exton, Polly Holiday and Frances Lee McCain. Howie Mandel voices the lovable Gizmo. Dante even made a sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, which followed in 1990 with Galligan, Cates and Mandel reprising their roles.

Steven Spielberg, Daryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Sam Register executive-produce the prequel with Taze Chun (gotham) serving as showrunner and executive producer. Dante is on board as a consulting producer.

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