Monarch (TBA)

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Producer(s) Chris Black, Matt Fraction, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Hiro Matsuoka,
Takemasa Arita,[1] Matt Schwartz, Andrew Colville, Nick Pepper[2][3]
Channel(s) Apple TV+[1]
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Monarch[2] is an upcoming television series produced by Legendary Television which will be released to the Apple TV+ streaming service.[1] Set in the continuity of the MonsterVerse between the events of the films Godzilla and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the series follows members of the titular organization as they encounter Godzilla and other Titans.

Description[edit | edit source]

Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real, the series explores one family's journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch.[4]

Development[edit | edit source]

The series was announced by Apple on January 20, 2022. Produced by Legendary Television with executive production from co-creators Chris Black and Matt Fraction, Safehouse Pictures, and Toho, it will be set after the events of 2014's Godzilla.[1][4]

Four days later on January 24, Charles Murphy of Murphy's Multiverse reported that the series had been given the title "Hourglass" and was scheduled to begin production that May.[5] This proved true with the release of issue 1286 of Production Weekly on February 17, which revealed the series' title as Monarch as well as confirming its working title Hourglass and planned production period and locations.[2] The publication also revealed additional producers, Chris Black and Matt Fraction's role as writers, and the series' line producer and casting directors.[2] It was followed by issue 1287 of Production Weekly on February 24, which confirmed additional staff as well as the start/wrap dates for the series' British Columbia unit.[3]

The next development came in Production Weekly #1289 on March 10, which pushed back the British Columbia unit's shooting period.[6] On April 14, Production Weekly #1294 reported Matt Shakman as director.[7] Variety specified that he would be directing the first two episodes and executive producing on May 19.[8]

Production[edit | edit source]

Monarch will film in Vancouver, Tokyo, and Hawaii.[2] The British Columbia unit will shoot between July 6 and December 19.[6]

Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Matt Shakman (episodes 1-2)[8]
  • Written by   Chris Black, Matt Fraction[2]
  • Executive producers   Chris Black, Matt Fraction, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Hiro Matsuoka, Takemasa Arita,[1] Matt Schwartz, Andrew Colville, Nick Pepper[2], Matt Shakman[8]
  • Line producer   Brad Van Arragon[2]
  • Production manager   Lauren Stope[3]
  • Production coordinator   Mara Perez[3]
  • Casting directors   Ronna Kress, Yoko Narahashi, Corinne Clark, Jennifer Page[2]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Weapons, vehicles, races, and organizations[edit | edit source]

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Hourglass (working title)[2][3]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Monarch will be the first live-action Godzilla television series in over two decades, after Godzilla TV which concluded in 2000. Godziban, while live-action, is not televised.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Monarch (series). These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • ""MONARCH" (w/t "HOURGLASS") Series / Apple TV+". Production Weekly. No. 1286. Production Weekly. 17 February 2022.
  • ""MONARCH" (w/t "HOURGLASS") Series / Apple TV+". Production Weekly. No. 1287. Production Weekly. 24 February 2022.
  • ""MONARCH" Series / Apple TV+". Production Weekly. No. 1289. Production Weekly. 10 March 2022.
  • ""MONARCH" Series / Apple TV+". Production Weekly. No. 1294. Production Weekly. 14 April 2022.


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