Zach Galligan Is Returning For HBO Max’s New Series “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’

July 23, 2022

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Original Gremlins star Zach Galligan is returning for a new role in HBO Max’s upcoming animated prequel series “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” which tells the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing acquired Gizmo back in the 1920s.

 

“I can’t say too much but because it’s 1920s China, I’m not playing Billy because he wasn’t around,” Galligan said at SDCC. “So I’m playing this cool character. It was really fun and amazing to work with a new group of creative people who are taking a fresh look at the franchise and are expanding the mythology—who knows what they’re going to add. Maybe they’ll add a new transformation or a new rule we don’t know about yet… I think Gremlins fans are going to eat it up.”

 

It looks like Zach Galligan will be back in Gremlins once again! Although, this time it won’t be as the Billy that we are used to. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is an all-new animated series that will air on HBO Max. It will tell the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing became acquainted with Gizmo way back in the 1920s.

 

“I can’t say too much but because it’s 1920s China, I’m not playing Billy because he wasn’t around,” Galligan said at SDCC. “So I’m playing this cool character. It was really fun and amazing to work with a new group of creative people who are taking a fresh look at the franchise and are expanding the mythology—who knows what they’re going to add. Maybe they’ll add a new transformation or a new rule we don’t know about yet… I think Gremlins fans are going to eat it up.”

 

Deadline reports that “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai travels back to 1920s Shanghai to reveal the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.“

 

“Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai  also stars Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, and Izaac Wang, and will premiere next year. We’ll keep you posted.

 

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