Apple TV+ have announced a series order for a new original live-action series from Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise.
Currently lurking somewhere within the Pacific Ocean, Godzilla and the Titans will return to our screens after levelling San Francisco - still feeling the after-effects following the shocking reality that monsters are real. The series will explore one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and links to the secret organisation known as Monarch.
The upcoming series which remains untitled, will be executive produced by co-creators Chris Black and Matt Fraction alongside Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell and Toho’s Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita.
Legendary’s Monsterverse centres on the multi-layered experiences of humanity’s battle to survive in a world where legendary monsters roam the earth, and serves as a continuation of the story that began with 2014’s ‘Godzilla’ and includes 2017’s ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ 2019’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ and 2021’s ‘Godzilla vs Kong.’
Apple’s first foray into major existing intellectual property is somewhat of a surprise, marking a sea change for the streaming service, but with Monsterverse films accumulating close to $2 billion in global box-office revenue the upcoming series looks set to be a roaring success.
Fun Fact: The original 'Gojira' movie from 1954 - re-edited and re-released in 1956 for the US market as ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ - would mark the beginning of a multimedia franchise, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-running film franchise in history.