Apple TV+ to Bow Live-Action Series Based on Legendary’s Monsterverse

Apple TV+ has announced a series order for an original live-action show from Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise.

Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real, the series explores one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch.

The untitled Monsterverse series will be produced by Legendary Television and executive produced by co-creators Chris Black (“Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Outcast”), who will also serve as show runner, and Matt Fraction (“Hawkeye”), alongside Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell, and Toho Co., Ltd. Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita will executive produce for Toho. Toho is the owner of the Godzilla character and has licensed the rights to Legendary for the series.

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Legendary’s Monsterverse story universe centers around humanity’s battle to survive in a world that is under siege by a catastrophic new reality — the monsters of myth and legend are real. Beginning in 2014 with Godzilla and continuing with 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, Monsterverse films have accumulated close to $2 billion dollars globally at the box office. The franchise also includes new anime series “Skull Island.”