Legendary Pictures has been trying to make the thing happen for some time now, and following the return of Godzilla and King Kong to theaters in 2014, the kaiju are now heading to the small screen in an upcoming series on Apple TV+.
Not content with simply introducing the King of the Monsters, the as-yet-untitled show takes place after a battle between Godzilla and other Titans reveals new information linking the monsters’ attacks to a secret organization called the Monarch. In case you haven’t kept up with MonsterVerse, Monarch has appeared in several recent Godzilla and King Kong movies dating back to 2014. Godzilla, with Monarch typically serving as the multinational organization that oversees the research and tracking of MUTOs (massive unidentified terrestrial organisms).
While neither Apple nor Legendary have yet provided a cast list or release date for their upcoming Godzilla series, the show will be helmed by showrunner Chris Black (Outcast, Star Trek: Enterprise) and Matt Fraction, who is best known for writing. about the 2012 season of marvel Archer hawk comics. However, the big deal for kaiju lovers is that the next Godzilla show on Apple TV+ will be the first live-action series set in the MonsterVerse, and only the second TV show after the next.
It’s currently unclear how the new Apple TV+ series will tie into existing MonsterVerse movies – particularly last year’s ones. Godzilla vs. kong which saw the great green dinosaur team up with King Kong to battle a host of enemies ancient and modern. And despite 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters sometimes being considered a disappointment due to middling ticket sales, Godzilla vs. kong even managed to become one of the top 10 box office draws of 2021 amid a pandemic, which seems like a good sign ahead of Godzilla’s next move to the small screen.
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