The Godzilla universe is about to have a new exciting series, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, being added to its collection of hit action and sci-fi projects. With the Russell father-son duo and Anna Sawai in the main roles, this 10-episode series is a dramatic saga between Godzilla and the other Kaiju/ MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms).
Monarch features different timelines, each leading us to a secret organization and an officer called Lee Shaw, who seems to play a major role in uncovering information about Godzilla.
Legendary Television proposed an idea for an action-focused film with Godzilla right after the release of Godzilla vs. Kong. After being in production since January 2022, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters will finally be airing its episodes a year later.
The cast of this new Apple TV series consists of Anna Sawai in the role of Cate Randa, Kiersey Clemons plays May, Ren Watabe stars as Kentaro, Mari Yamamoto plays Keiko, and Anders Holm plays Bill.
The father-son duo, Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell, were looking forward to playing a similar parent-child role in movies and TV shows, but for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, they’ll be playing the same person, Officer Lee Shaw, just at different ages.
About The Show
Monarch takes place after the devastating battle between Godzilla and other monsters in San Francisco. Two siblings visit Japan to deal with family affairs, only to find out that their father knows a secret about the massive monsters. Following their dad’s footsteps, they come across a hidden organization called the Monarch.
While this organization is something they have never heard of before, Cate and the others find out that Monarch has something to do with their family. As they investigate it, the siblings come across a man called Lee Shaw, who has known the Monarch ever since the 1950s.
Shifting between two timelines, we see how Lee Shaw came to be such an important person for Monarch. This organization is threatened by the information Lee Shaw holds, and only as the episodes go on will we be able to figure out what the deep, dark secret really is.
Three whole generations will be featured on Monarch, providing a deeper understanding of Godzilla’s origins and how monsters/ Kaiju came to exist on Earth. The siblings, along with Lee Shaw, will be revealing the buried secrets about the MUTOs while also fighting those who hide the truth from the public.
Release Date & Where to Watch
Monarch: The Legacy of Monsters will come out with episode 1 on November 17th, 2023. For the premiere, Monarch will be airing both episodes 1 and 2 on the same day, followed by new episodes every Friday. Each episode of this Godzilla Sci-Fi action will last for a total of 60 minutes.
Apple TV will be taking up the airing of Monarch’s episodes, with new ones coming out at 3:00 AM ET for viewers from the US. For now, Apple TV is the only place that will be streaming Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.
Episode release times in other countries:
- United Kingdom: 8:00 AM, Friday, November 17th, 2023.
- Australia: 7:00 PM, Friday, November 17th, 2023.
- Canada: 3:00 AM, Friday, November 17th, 2023.
- Philippines: 4:00 PM, Friday, November 17th, 2023.
- Germany: 9:00 AM, Friday, November 17th, 2023.
After Godzilla vs. Kong managed to become a hit right after its release, preparations were already underway for a series that would focus on the history of these colossal monsters. While Monarch: Legacy of Monsters might have its sci-fi side figured out, there’s also going to be tons of well-scripted action in the show to look forward to.
Episode 1 of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is likely going to introduce us to the two siblings who are visiting Japan to sort out family differences but find out that their family is somehow connected to a secret organization called Monarch.
After following the hints, these siblings will be introduced to Officer Lee Shaw, and together, they’ll be uncovering the dark secrets of this intriguing monster world.