The last time we saw the world of Legendary’s Monsterverse, Godzilla and Kong had just fought each other and then Mechagodzilla. And while we know the next movie will continue their adventures in the Hollow Earth, that won’t be the next time we see the King of the Monsters. Apple TV+’s Monarch: Legacy of Monsters brings the action back to just after 2014’s Godzilla, the destruction of San Francisco, and the realization that monsters are real. The first trailer for the show is out now, along with the news that it’ll premiere November 17!
The series follows Lee Shaw (Kurt Russell) who, following Godzilla’s skirmish with the M.U.T.O.s, relays the story of Monarch, the secret agency designed to monitor monster activity on the planet Earth. Back in the ’50s, we see a young Shaw (Wyatt Russell) beginning work on the Monarch project. The teaser also gives us a glimpse at John Goodman, reprising his role of Bill Randa from Kong: Skull Island. Older Shaw watches a testimony from Randa from, presumably, the ’60s.
The series synopsis states:
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.
Other cast members include Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters will premiere November 17 on Apple TV+.
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