Legendary's plans to bring the King of Monsters to streaming were revealed a few years ago, but Apple TV+ has finally shared our first look at Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (via SFFGazette.com).
Godzilla's name is surprisingly absent from the show's official title, he's front and centre in stills which highlight Mari Yamamoto, Kurt Russell, and Wyatt Russell. While we'd hoped to see the real-life father and son share the screen, we've now learned that they're both playing the same character during different time periods.
Monarch is the S.H.I.E.L.D.-like organisation tasked with keeping track of the world's Titans; they previously appeared in Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong, and the upcoming Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.
"Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking revelation that monsters are real," the synopsis for the 10-episode series reads, "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."
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters also stars Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski.
Developed by Chris Black (Severance) and Matt Fraction (Hawkeye), the first two episodes were helmed by WandaVision and Fantastic Four director Matt Shakman. Unfortunately, these first-look images weren't accompanied by a premiere date.
You can check out a couple of stills from the series below, but a closer look at Kurt and Wyatt's characters can be found by clicking here.