First Trailer Unveiled For Apple TV+ Series’ “Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters”

October 14, 2023

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Today at New York Comic Con, Apple TV+ and the team behind “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated series based on Legendary’s Monsterverse.


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 when Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga – spanning three generations – reveals buried secrets and how epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives.


The all-star cast includes Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski. It is executive produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction, executive producer Tory Tunnell, executive producer and director Andy Goddard, casting director Ronna Kress, and VFX supervisor Sean Konrad came together for the special conversation and screening at New York Comic Con, moderated by entertainment journalist Scott Mantz.


Hailing from Legendary Television, “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” is co-developed and executive-produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction. Matt Shakman directs the first two episodes and serves as executive producer alongside Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell from Safehouse Pictures, Andy Goddard, Brad Van Arragon, and Andrew Colville. 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 is an epic entertainment universe of interconnected stories that unite popular culture’s most titanic forces of nature. Witness humanity’s greatest battle for survival as we fight for our world in the face of a catastrophic new reality—the monsters of our myths and legends are real. 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 at the box office and is ever-expanding, with the highly anticipated sequel “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.”


The series is part of Apple TV+’s expanding offering of sweeping, world-building dramas, including the global hit series “Silo”; “Foundation,” based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov and created by David S. Goyer; “Invasion,” a sci-fi drama series from Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg and David Weil currently streaming its second season and more.


Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,” whose first season features ten episodes, premieres globally with the first two episodes on Friday, November 17, 2023, on Apple TVNovember 17, with one episode every Friday through January 12.


Apple TV+ continues to release premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, all available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ will be the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world. It has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with 376 wins and 1,567 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and historic Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.” You can find a list of what is coming to Apple TV+ this October here





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