Apple TV+ announced the title of its highly anticipated sci-fi drama based on Legendary’s Monsterverse. Titled Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, this new Monsterverse series unveiled the first images. The series will be 10-episode and will star Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski.
Set after 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 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.
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.
Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse has embraced the legacy and connections of kaiju in media, taking Toho classics and creating a universe of interconnected stories. 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 and it just keeps growing with tie-ins like Netflix’s Kong Skull Isalnd, with the highly anticipated sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire set to be the next in the film series.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters will premiere globally on Apple TV+ alongside an expanding offering of sweeping, world-building dramas, including the global hit series Silo.