‘Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters’ Trailer: Legendary’s MonsterVerse Series Hits Apple In November

Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise began in 2014 with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, and since then we’ve been treated to one blockbuster kaiju slugfest after another. But what happened in the time in between? How did humanity react to the arrival of such gargantuan creatures? That’s what the upcoming Apple series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is all about.

Kurt Russell and his son Wyatt Russell lead the cast as Army Officer Lee Shaw at different points in his life, exploring his family’s connection to the monster tracking organization known as Monarch.

Also in the cast are Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski.

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.

The first two episodes of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, both directed by Matt Shakman, hit Apple TV+ on November 17th.

Travis Hopson
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