Apple Renews ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,’ Confirms Spinoffs

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Apple is betting bigger on the Godzilla business.

The Apple TV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has been renewed for a second season.

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But that’s only the beginning of the company’s monster-verse plans. Apple TV+ has also struck a new multi-series deal with Legendary Entertainment, which includes multiple spinoffs based on the franchise.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has left an indelible imprint on the hearts, minds and imaginations of audiences around the world,” said Morgan Wandell, head of international development for Apple TV+. “We couldn’t be more excited for viewers to not only have the chance to experience even more thrills in season two, but to embark on epic, new journeys in the franchise, as we expand Legendary’s Monsterverse.”

The past six months have seen a surprising amount of Godzilla content. In addition to Monarch launching in November, Takashi Yamazaki’s acclaimed film Godzilla Minus One debuted in October. And the current box office champ is Adam Wingard’s Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

The second season of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters will be executive produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction (who will continue as showrunners in season two), along with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell from Safehouse Pictures, Matt Shakman, Andrew Colville and Jen Roskind. Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita executive produce on behalf of Toho Co., Ltd., the owner of the Godzilla character.

The first season is currently streaming on Apple TV+ and has the following official description: “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.”

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