After leveling San Francisco in 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, you might assume the King of the Monsters would want to take a bit of a breather. Not so! Godzilla and the other titans, along with the exploits of monster-tracking organization Monarch, will return in a brand new series heading to Apple TV+. According to a release by Apple, the series will follow on from GvK and “explores one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch.” And we now know exactly who will make up this cast.
According to its release, alongside Godzilla, the Apple TV+ series will also star:
Anna Sawai (“Pachinko,” “F9”) as ‘Cate,’ a former schoolteacher and a G-Day survivor, she travels to Japan to settle family affairs but instead uncovers a family secret. Tired of running from her problems, she is determined to find answers.
Newcomer Ren Watabe (“461 Days of Bento”) as ‘Kentaro,’ an intelligent, creative and curious young man who has yet to find his own path. He will embark on a quest to learn more about his revered yet mysterious father and discover his own talents in the process.
Kiersey Clemons (“Hearts Beat Loud,” “The Young Wife”) as ‘May,’ an American ex-pat with a roguish exterior that she uses to protect herself as well as others. Whether it be deciphering a code or finding the loophole, she is always three steps ahead of everyone around her.
Joe Tippett (“Mare of Easttown,” “The Morning Show,” “Rise”) as ‘Tim,’ an office drone who dreams of secret agent adventure. His overconfidence gets him in trouble in the field, but he is determined not to fail his organization.
Elisa Lasowski (“Versailles”) as ‘Duvall,’ an expert operative with unwavering confidence in herself and her skills. She also possesses a wry sense of humor, which she uses to guide her less field-oriented colleague.
Variety has also revealed that Anders Holm will join the show in an unknown, recurring role.
The series will be produced by Legendary Television. Co-creators Chris Black and Matt Fraction will executive produce. Fraction is, of course, the writer of a million great comics, including the run of Hawkeye that inspired the recent Disney+ series. Black, who will also serve as showrunner, has written for and produced a number of series. They include Star Trek: Enterprise, Mad Men, and most recently Outcast, based on the Robert Kirkman comic. Matt Shakman (WandaVision) will direct the first two episodes of the Monsterverse series.
Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell will also executive produce along with Toho Co. Ltd. Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita will executive produce for Toho. Toho owns the Godzilla character and has licensed the rights to Legendary for this series. It’s a natural byproduct of their long-term relationship on the film franchise.
Since 2014, the ever-growing Monsterverse has included the movies Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). An upcoming anime series, Skull Island, is also on the way. We’ll keep you in the loop about any further news for the Godzilla series but for now, we’re just excited to see the big boy and his court of giant monsters on our screens more often.
Originally published on March 19, 2022.
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