After dominating the world of film many times over, the King of Monsters is eyeing a new conquest: television.
Per Variety, a live-action series featuring Godzilla and his fellow kaiju is on the way from Apple and Legendary Television. The untitled show will serve as a continuation of Legendary’s Monsterverse, which was originally established in 2014’s Godzilla and expanded upon in films such as 2017’s Kong: Skull Island and last year’s Godzilla vs. Kong.
The series explores one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch. Monarch is a secret government entity that has played a major role in the Monsterverse franchise, working to cover up the existence of and defend the world from creatures like Godzilla and the other Titans.
Chris Black and Matt Fraction co-created the series with both executive producing. Black will also serve as showrunner. Black is an established television writer with credits to his name that include Star Trek: Enterprise, Lone Star, and Invincible. Fraction meanwhile is a critically renowned comic book writer.
There have been four films in the rebooted Monsterverse to date: “Godzilla” in 2014, “Kong: Skull Island” in 2017, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” in 2019, and most recently “Godzilla vs. Kong” in 2021. The films have collectively grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office. There is also a “Skull Island” anime series currently in the works at Netflix.
What do you make of this development? Is a Godzilla series something that tickles your fancy? Are you even a fan of Legendary’s latest interpretation of classic monster? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the TV living world know your thoughts!