Warner Bros has been the leading light in Legendary’s Monsterverse on the big screen, but now that seems to begin to change as Godzilla and other Monsterverse creations are heading to the small screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple TV+ has partnered up with production company Legendary to bring new and original live-action shows based on the popular creatures and the mysterious monster-hunting organisation known as Monarch.
In a press release, Apple revealed the series is “following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that levelled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real.”
As we will see it through “one family’s journey to uncover its secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organisation known as Monarch.”
It’s unclear if they’re following in the footsteps left by the big screen adaptations, the last being 2021’s Godzilla vs Kong. However, the likelihood is they likely will, but it’ll be a while until we officially find out.
Additionally, it’s unclear if Legendary will be moving their feature films away from WB, which would be a significant loss, to move to the streaming service.
It’s clear the production house is still understandably pissed off at the WarnerMedia execs that green-lit the move of their two biggest movies (GvsK and Dune) onto day-and-date release in the US, as in the case of Godzilla vs Kong would’ve been a billion-dollar hit instead of being a major hit on HBO Max.
Finally, the show will be executive produced by Chris Black (Star Trek Enterprise) and Matt Fraction, best known for his award-winning work on comic books like Hawkeye. The pair will be the show’s co-creators with Black showrunning.
This is a massive (no pun intended) coup for Apple as they continue to grow to become a big player in the streaming game.