Based on Legendary’s Monsterverse, the new series, Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters, features Godzilla and stars Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell.
Godzilla is back! Apple TV+ has unveiled the first look at the highly anticipated Godzilla and Titans live-action original series, “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.” The ten-episode series is based on Legendary’s Monsterverse. This has given us movies featuring the classic giant lizard as well as King Kong. A new movie in the franchise will be coming as well as the Apple TV+ series. The new show stars Kurt Russell, and Wyatt Russell. Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe. Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski.
Today, Apple TV+ announced the title of its highly anticipated sci-fi drama based on Legendary’s Monsterverse as “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.” And unveiled the first images from the 10-episode series starring Kurt Russell, and Wyatt Russell. Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe. Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski.
MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS
Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that levelled San Francisco. And the shocking revelation that monsters are real, “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” tracks two siblings following in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch. Clues lead them into the world of monsters. And ultimately down the rabbit hole to Army officer Lee Shaw (played by Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell). Taking place in the 1950s and half a century later when Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga – spanning three generations – reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives.
BEHIND THE SCENES
“Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” is co-developed by Chris Black (“Severance,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Outcast,”) and Matt Fraction (“Hawkeye”). Matt Shakman (“Wandavision”) directs the first two episodes.
Hailing from Legendary Television, the series is executive produced by Black, Fraction and Shakman alongside Joby Harold (“Obi-Wan Kenobi,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”). And Tory Tunnell (“Spinning Out,” “Underground”) from Safehouse Pictures, Matt Shakman (“Wandavision”), Andy Goddard (“Carnival Row, “Downton Abbey”), Brad Van Arragon (“Yellowjackets, “Carnival Row”), and Andrew Colville (“Severance,” “Star Trek: Discovery”). Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita executive produce on behalf of Toho Co., Ltd., the owner of the Godzilla character. Toho licensed the rights to Legendary for “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” as a natural byproduct of their long-term relationship with the film franchise.
ABOUT THE MONSTERVERSE
Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse is an epic entertainment universe of interconnected stories that bring together popular culture’s most titanic forces of nature. Witness humanity’s greatest battle for survival as we fight for our world in the face of a catastrophic new reality. The monsters of our myths and legends are real. Beginning in 2014 with Godzilla and continuing with 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island.” 2019’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and 2021’s “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the Monsterverse has accumulated close to two billion dollars globally at the box office. And is ever-expanding, with the highly anticipated sequel “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.”
The series will premiere globally on Apple TV+ alongside an expanding offering of sweeping, world-building dramas including the global hit series “Silo”. “Foundation,” based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, and created by David S. Goyer. “Invasion,” a sci-fi drama series from Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg and David Weil launching its second season on August 23, and more.
The Monsterverse continues when the series premieres on Apple TV+ sometime in the future.
Are you a fan of the Monsterverse? Will you be watching the series? And do you think Kong may make an appearance? Roar down to the comments section to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.
Carl Roberts is the News Editor for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!