Godzilla Stomps to the Rescue in New “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” Trailer
The first thing you see in the new trailer for Apple TV+’s Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is the most iconic of monsters rising from the Pacific Ocean. Such is the luxury enjoyed by showrunner Chris Black (Severance) and the rest of the Monarch creators—their series boasts the most famous cinematic beast of them all.
The trailer takes us back to the events depicted in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla when the titular Titan arrived on the shores of San Francisco and wreaked havoc. Yet we know from that film that Godzilla hadn’t come to Northern California to lay waste to humanity; he was actually restoring the balance amongst Titans and saving the city and the world from a couple of fellow Titans run amok. The trailer reveals a young woman named Cate (Anna Sawai) who recalls her wonder at these men—members of the shadowy organization Monarch, she’d come to learn—who arrived on the scene of destruction snapping photos. “Like they’ve been waiting for it.”
Cate is determined to learn more about Monarch, especially considering her father was a part of the Titan-tracking outfit. So she and her brother Kentaro (Ren Watabe) decide they’re going to follow the breadcrumbs their father has left behind and try to uncover, at last, their connection to Monarch and the monsters the organization tracks.
Their sleuthing leads them to Army officer Lee Shaw (played by the father and son duo of Kurt and Wyatt Russell), with the story spanning three generations, from the 1950s when Lee Shaw was a young man (Wyatt Russell), to a half-century later when what Lee (Kurt Russell) knows threatens Monarch and all the secrets they keep. Lee tells them, towards the end of the trailer, that if they want to take on Monarch, they’re going to need a little help. Cue the big guy, rising, once again, to restore order to a world gone mad.
The cast also includes Kiersey Clemons, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, and Eliza Lasowski.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters was co-developed by Matt Fraction (Hawkeye) and Chris Black (Outcast, Star Trek: Enterprise), with Matt Shakman (WandaVision) helming the first two episodes.
Check out the trailer below. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters stomps onto Apple TV+ on November 17:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking revelation that monsters are real, “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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Featured image: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. Courtesy Apple TV.