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The king of monsters and all his friends are taking a break from the big screen to bring more delight to viewers at home.
Streaming platform Apple TV+ will be premiering the highly anticipated Godzilla TV series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters on November 17 featuring father-son duo Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell (who play the same character at different ages).
Others involved in the show include Anna Sawai, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski.
A teaser trailer was released that also showcased John Goodman making a cameo appearance reprising his role from Kong: Skull Island.
The dramatic 10-episode saga will apparently be ‘following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that levelled San Francisco, and the shocking revelation that monsters are real.’
The teaser description added that Monarch: Legacy of Monsters ‘tracks two siblings following in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organisation known as Monarch’.
They come across some clues which lead them to the world of monsters and ultimately to Army officer Lee Shaw (who is being played by Kurt and Wyatt Russell). This is taking place in the 1950s and half a century later where Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows.
The monster project is from Legendary Television and is co-developed and executive produced by Chris Black (Severance) and Matt Fraction (Hawkeye).
Matt Shakman will direct the first two episodes that are coming out on November 17. There will then be one episode every Friday through January 12.
The Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise began with 2014’s Godzilla, continued with 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong.
After this Apple TV+ series, the next film in the franchise is Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which is set to be released on April 12 next year.
Another Godzilla movie called Godzilla Minus One will be coming to North American theatres in December. The Japanese kaiju film has been directed, written and has visual effects by Takashi Yamazaki. It is produced by Toho Studios and Robot.