• Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has been renewed for a second season and the “Monsterverse” is expanding with multiple spinoffs in the works.
  • These shows join a recent spate of Kaiju content.
  • No release dates were given, but you can catch up on season one of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters on Apple TV+.

The Monsterverse Grows

The Apple “Monsterverse” is about to get bigger. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, the streamer announced the kaiju-based series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has been renewed for a second season. And that’s not all. There are spinoffs in our future too, as Apple has struck a multi-series deal with Monarch producer Legendary Entertainment.

Morgan Wandell, head of international development for Apple TV+ seemed bullish on big monsters saying, “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has left an indelible imprint on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of audiences around the world. 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.”

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The Age of Godzilla Is Here

People who love giant radioactive creatures have been living their best lives recently. Along with the success of Monarch, big screens have been full of giant lizards and apes. Takashi Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One debuted in October and was a bonafide hit and instant cult classic. And Adam Wingard’s Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is currently making bank at the box office too. So it’s a fairly savvy move for Apple and Legendary to double down on Kaiju right now as the audience seems more hungry than ever to see Kaijus battle while helpless humans flee from the destruction.

It May Be a Minute For Monarch

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters 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 show boasts a stellar cast featuring real-life father and son team Kurt and Wyatt Russell playing the same character in different periods as well as Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe and the current star of Shogun Anna Sawai.

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As with most Apple shows it packs a lot of talent fire-power, which means busy stars and scheduling nightmares. That’s probably why none of the Monsterverse projects mentioned, including season 2 of Monarch, were given any release dates. Until they are, you can always watch or re-visit season one on Apple TV+ or leave your home to get your kaiju fix in the theatres, preferably in IMAX.

What’s your favorite kaiju content? Let us know in the comments.

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