The first live-action Godzilla series, titled Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, is set to hit Apple TV Plus in just a few months. Now the first official teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated MonsterVerse spin-off has been released.
The series stars both Kurt Russell and his son, Wyatt Russell, as they both play Army officer Lee Shaw. The series will switch back and forth from storylines featuring Shaw that take place in both the 1950s and modern day. And, as the trailer reveals, it looks like the series will be using his character to fill in several gaps between the highly-acclaimed live-action films.
The plot for the series, which is set to include ten episodes, is as follows:
“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.”
Here’s the official teaser trailer for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters:
It certainly is an exciting teaser. Especially when you consider the potential that comes with exploring the different timelines associated with the MonsterVerse. In fact, in addition to Godzilla’s own appearance, it appears that Skull Island will also be making something of an appearance.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is co-developed by Chris Black and Matt Fraction. The first two episodes were directed by Matt Shakman. The project is produced by both Legendary Television and Toho Co. Ltd.
In addition to Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell, the cast of the series includes Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski.
Fans will be able to see the series when it hits Apple TV Plus on November 17, 2023. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding the highly-anticipated series as we have them.