Monarch: Legacy of Monsters: Kurt Russell and Anna Sawai uncover a kaiju mystery in the new Apple TV+ series

Apple TV+ stomps into this year’s New York City Comic-Con with a kaiju-sized Monarch: Legacy of Monsters trailer.

New York City Comic-Con is officially in full swing, and Apple TV+ is bringing kaiju to the annual celebration of comics, collectibles, anime, and entertainment! Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated series and shared a preview of the expansive new series based on Legendary’s Monsterverse. Starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters premieres globally with the first two episodes on Friday, November 17, on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Friday through January 12. Get your running shoes on because the new Monarch: Legacy of Monsters trailer is here!

Today’s Monarch: Legacy of Monsters trailer preview introduces new characters to the Legendary Monsterverse, with a mystery to uncover about the secretive agency Monarch. As fresh faces put the pieces together, kaiju stomp and scream their way onto the screen, bringing the larger-than-life action of the feature films home to Apple TV+ subscribers. When all appears to be lost, and the kaiju threat is overwhelming, the humans summon Godzilla, their last line of defense against the growing threat of building-sized creatures.

Courtesy of the official press release from Apple TV+:

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. 

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 bring together 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.

The 10-episode series will premiere globally on Apple TV+ alongside an expanding offering of sweeping, world-building dramas, including 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.

JoBlo’s Alex Maidy recently reviewed Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, saying the series “is ambitious and looks great on screen, but the first batch of episodes fails to capitalize on the potential for this epic story.” Alex goes into greater detail in his full review, so check it out!

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