Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai has added a slew of guest stars to its cast. The HBO Max series announced that Bowen Yang, Sandra Oh, George Takei and Randall Park have all signed on to guest star in the animated series. The biggest news, however, is that Zach Galligan is returning as Billy for the series. The news was announced during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, with Galligan taking to the stage to surprise fans. Galligan will have a recurring guest role on the series. These cast members will join the previously announced James Hong, BD Wong, Ming-Na Wen and Matthew Rhys.
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is set in 1920s Shanghai in East China. It focuses on a 10-year-old boy named Sam Wing, played by Izaac Wang, as he meets a mogwai named Gizmo. Along with Elle, played by Gabrielle Green, Sam will set out on a journey throughout the Chinese countryside to try and reunite Gizmo with his family. Along the way, Sam and Elle will happen upon creatures from folklore all while being pursued by an army of gremlins. Secrets of the Mogwai is meant to serve as a prequel to the classic film, with Sam’s characters sharing a name with the shopkeeper of Gizmo from the first film.
Joe Dante, who directed the two live-action films, served as a consultant on Secrets of Mogwai. The series hails from Tze Chun (Gotham), who produces it alongside Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Sam Register and Brendan Hay, while Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation serve as the studios behind the animated series.
Despite not having yet debuted, HBO Max has already given a second season order to Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai. For those that don’t have HBO Max, fans will also be able to watch the series on Cartoon Network in the future.
As of now, Secrets of Mogwai does not have a premiere date.