Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai coming to HBO Max.
Gremlins is getting a prequel in the HBO Max series Secrets of the Mogwai. The first Gremlins movie came out in 1984 and spawned a 1990 sequel. We now have our first look at the Wing family from Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. The upcoming HBO Max animated series is from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television.
The Wing family is a close-knit family at the center of this prequel Gremlin series. It unlocks the mystery of how a 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 Gremlins movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. The series will debut this year on HBO Max and be available later as part of ACME Night on Cartoon Network.
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. The youngest in the family, Sam Wing, accepts the dangerous task of taking Gizmo home and embarks on a journey through the Chinese countryside. Sam and Gizmo are joined by a teenage street thief named Elle. 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 Wing family voice cast:
- Fong Wing (voiced by Ming-Na Wen)—Fong Wing is Sam’s mother and a doctor of Chinese medicine. She’s resourceful, slyly funny, and fiercely protective of her family, even her frequently troublesome father. She’ll do anything to aid and protect her son.
- Grandpa (voiced by James Hong)—A free spirit and self-proclaimed expert in Chinese myth and magic, Grandpa, is the elder of the Wing family. He claims to have traveled the world on grand adventures, but nobody really believed him until now. He alone knows the true power (and secrets) of the Mogwai and the importance of protecting them.
- Hon Wing (voiced by BD Wong)—Hon Wing is Sam’s father and the family’s calm rock. He’s never believes his father-in-law’s tales of magic and adventure. But when he and Fong become separated from Sam, he realizes the world is stranger than he thought and that he’ll need to become braver to reunite his family.
- Sam Wing (voiced by Izaac Wang)—Sam Wing is a naïve 10-year-old boy who will one day become Mr. Wing, the mysterious shopkeep and Gizmo’s guardian in the original Gremlins films. Young Sam lives with his family in the tiny apartment behind their struggling medicine shop. Sheltered and cautious, Sam is thrown into the adventure of a lifetime when he promises his Grandpa he’ll get Gizmo home.