Godzilla Is Back And Pissed In First Look At Apple’s ‘Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters’ Series

It’s been a year since Apple and Legendary announced their partnership to develop a live-action streaming series set in the same Monsterverse where Godzilla and King Kong clash. And now today Apple has dropped some images, plot details, and the 10-episode series’ official title, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.

The series is set after the events of 2014’s Godzilla, taking place across multiple generations from the 1950s to the present, as we watch Monarch, the monster tracking organization, from its earliest stages.

In a cool move, Kurt Russell and his son Wyatt Russell will play Army officer Lee Shaw across different time periods. The cast also features Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski.

Chris Black (Severance) and Marvel vet Matt Fraction (Hawkeye) developed the show, with Matt Shakman directing the first two episodes.

Here’s the series synopsis: Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled 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 where 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.

While there’s no release date for Apple TV+ yet, a trailer is likely around the corner and could have that info.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.