Rising from the depths of NYCC this week is a new look at the Monsterverse show, complete with Godzilla himself.
Titans on the small screen
Fans of Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse well know that the titans are on their way to the small screen. The likes of Godzilla and the denizens of the inner Earth will arrive by way of a new Apple TV+ show, starring the father and son duo of Kurt and Wyatt Russel as younger and older versions of an army officer named Lee Shaw.
As you can likely tell from that title, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters will focus on the shadowy group who’s studied the Monsterverse’s gigantic beasts for decades. It’ll expand on a series that’s so far four films deep and about to welcome a fifth, with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.
Monarch will be co-developed and executive produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction, who’ll be joined by Toho’s own Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita. This new look at the show is pretty impressive, and from the looks of it, it’ll be presenting some big time new material about both the world, and the monstrous creatures who truly rule it.
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.Apple TV+ press release
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is screening for the first time at NYCC this week, and will then head to Apple TV+ for its official premier on November 17th. Fans can expect to see weekly episodes thereafter, with its 10 episode season coming to a close on January 12th, 2024.