Apple TV+ has its first look at Monarch: Legacy of Monstersthe latest installment in Legendary’s Monsterverse, during a panel presentation Friday at New York Comic Con.
The series, starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski, premieres worldwide on November 17 with the release of the first two episodes.
Monarch – set in the dual timelines of the 1950s and 2010s – picks up primarily after the battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco. It was a monstrous battle that revealed to humanity a shocking revelation: monsters really exist.
The series primarily follows two siblings as they follow in their father’s footsteps and uncover their connection to the secret organization known as Monarch. As they discover more clues, they are led into an unimaginable world of monsters and down a rabbit hole that connects them to army officer Lee Shaw (played by Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell).
The organization is threatened by what Shaw knows, forcing three generations to reckon with hidden secrets and how earth-shattering events reverberate through their lives.
Co-developed and executive produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction, the show expands Legendary’s Monsterverse – a series of interconnected stories that bring together some of pop culture’s most famous cinematic titans. Previous entries include 2014’s Godzilla and 2017 Kong: Skull Island2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2021 Godzilla vs. Kong. The following is the expected sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.
Matt Shakman directs the first two episodes and serves as executive producer alongside Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell, Andy Goddard, Brad Van Arragon and Andrew Colville. Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita produce on behalf of Toho Co., Ltd.