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How Many Episodes Are In Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai?

The highly anticipated animated series "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai" is finally here, and it's full of magic, chaos, and wonder. As HBO Max becomes Max, Gizmo (A.J. Locascio) embarks on an exciting new adventure. The prequel travels all the way back to 1920s Shanghai, China to uncover the beginnings of the mysterious creature over the course of ten action-packed episodes.

The first two episodes premiered on May 23, 2023, on the newly rebranded streaming service. This batch introduces fans to Gizmo's home in the Paradise of Jade, where mystical beings live without the encroaching threat of humanity. After a large flying beast attacks Gizmo and his fellow Mogwai, he heroically intervenes and leaves his homeland. Luckily, Gizmo runs into a trustworthy boy named Sam (Izaac Wang), who's tasked with safely returning him.

Unfortunately, Gizmo and Sam's journey is darkened by the sinister sorcerer Riley Greene (Matthew Rhys), who aims to harness the Mogwai's power for evil. He later recruits the mischievous Gremlins to aid in his dark mission as Sam and Gizmo head out on their excursion. This leaves viewers eagerly waiting for the next installment.

Season 1 will return June 1st and consist of 10 total episodes

Following the riveting second episode, "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai" announces its return for Thursday, June 1, 2023, rather than the expected date of Tuesday, May 30, 2023, which would have been a week after the premiere. This will see Greene become familiar with his new Gremlin accomplices while giving fans even more of a glimpse into Gizmo's fascinating and unexplored past. "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai" changed his established history in a fun way that also pays homage to the original with a younger version of Sam Wing as his faithful companion.

Episode 3, "Always Buy a Ticket," will also break the fun trend of naming episodes after crucial Mogwai rules to live by. For instance, the premiere episode, titled "Never Get Them Wet," showcases the consequences of not abiding by the titular warning when Gizmo multiplies four more Mogwai. Meanwhile, in the second episode, "Never Feed Them After Midnight," Gizmo's new foes intentionally disobey the rules, which turns them into the ferocious little monsters.

While the first two titles are the essential commandments for the Mogwai to follow, the remaining names seem to be posthumous advice for Sam from his loving Grandpa (James Hong). This will inevitably give the young hero courage to fulfill his destiny and protect Gizmo from harm. The animated series will continue airing two episodes at a time until its finale on June 22nd, 2023.