Father-and-son Kurt and Wyatt Russell co-star as older-and-younger Army vet Lee Shaw for the BC-filmed series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, premiering November 17th on Apple TV+.
After 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 when Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The 10-episode series spans three generations and reveals buried secrets.
John Goodman’s Kong: Skull Island character William Randa leaves a video message for the latest group of heroes:
I can’t go back in time and fix all the mistakes I made but maybe I could leave something for the future… a legacy. — William Randa.
The latest group of heroes:
Former schoolteacher and San Francisco G-Day survivor Cate (Anna Sawai) travels to Japan to locate her MIA father. There, she uncovers a jaw-dropping betrayal and—with help from her half brother Kentario (Ben Watabe) and an American ex-pat hacker May (Kiersey Clemens)—her family’s link to the covert Monarch group that’s been investigating the Titans for decades.
Cate (Anna Sawai)
Kentario (Ben Watabe) and May (Kiersey Clemens)
Older Lee Shaw (Kurt Russell).
Back in the 1950s, the younger Lee Shaw (Wyatt Russell) was part of a team of Monarch agents who were tracking Titans in hopes of discovering their origins.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.
Working Titles: Godzilla & the Titans, Monarch, Hourglass.
BC filming dates: June 27 2022 – December 15 2022.
Showrunner: Chris Black.
Director of first two episodes: WandaVision’s Matt Shakman.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm Joe Tippett, Elisa Lasowski.
Joe Tippett (Mare of Easttown) is Tim, an office drone at secret organization Monarch who dreams of being a secret agent.
Elisa Lasowski is expert operative Duvall at Monarch, who helps guide her less field-oriented colleague Tim.
Others: John Goodman, Christopher Heyerdahl.
Producers: Legendary Television, Safehouse Pictures, Apple TV+.
Filming in Vancouver:
Aftermath of Godzilla and the Titans battle in downtown Vancouver as San Francisco.
Monarch sets up a “refugee camp” on an empty lot near the north end of the Granville Bridge in downtown Vancouver, for a July 11th shoot.
Monarch turned Ladner near Westham Island and the docks in Steveston into 1950s Philippines, where Wyatt Russell was spotted.
As well as the Permanent Event venue.
Filming in Hawaii:.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters premieres November 17th on Apple TV+.
Legendary’s Monsterverse projects include blockbuster movies like Godzilla , which filmed in metro Vancouver with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe and Bryan Cranston.
Plus Kong: Skull Island; Godzilla: King of Monsters; Godzilla vs. Kong as well as upcoming Netflix anime series Skull Island.