As first reported by Deadline, Apple has ordered a brand new live action TV show around Monarch, Titans and Godzilla for their Apple TV+ service. Working with Legendary, Toho and Safehouse Pictures, which has a first look deal with Legendary, the series will expand on the MonsterVerse which first started with Godzilla (2014).

June 30th, 2022 update

Five members of the cast and their respective characters have been revealed for the upcoming show. They are, with:

  • Cate played by Anna Sawai
    A teacher and survivor of the Godzilla incident in 2014. She is traveling to Japan in order to settle family business and in the process discovers a secret.
  • Kentaro played by Ren Watabe
    A young man in search of finding out more about his mysterious father.
  • May played by Kiersey Clemons
    An American living abroad.
  • Tim played by Joe Tippett
    An office worker.
  • Duvall played by Elisa Laswoski
    An expert agent.

May 19th, 2022 update

The upcoming and currently untitled series around Monarch, Titans and Godzilla has a director. Matt Shakman, helmer on WandaVision and director of the Immigrant series, has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of the upcoming show. It’s unknown how many episodes might be in the series, and given the announcement it’s likely that other directors will be announced to helm the later episodes in the series.

January 20th, 2022 update

Very little is known about the project right now, although a plot synopsis has been released:

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

The running theory is that this places the television show as directly following the 2014 movie, as opposed to later entries in the MonsterVerse. How much this will focus on Monarch versus giant monsters is also a burning question. Taking to Twitter, Legendary did note that Godzilla and other Titans would be appearing in the show.

Production wise, the series will be produced by Legendary Television. Showrunner and executive producer will be Chris Black, whose prior producer work includes Star Trek: Enterprise, Desperate Housewives and many other shows. In addition, Black is credited as a co-creator alongside Matt Fraction, who will also executive produces on the program. Fraction is best known for his writing for comics, ranging from The Immortal Iron Fist to Uncanny X-Men. He also worked as a consultant on both the film Iron Man 2 and the Disney+ series Hawkeye. Joining them on the executive production team will be Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita from Toho. Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell from Safehouse Pictures will also be involved as executive producers.

A release date is currently not announced for the show. We’ll update this article, turning it into a news roundup, as more information becomes available.