Godzilla is coming to Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV+.
As detailed in a press release shared today, Apple has ordered a series based on Legendary’s MonsterVerse, a multimedia franchise that centers around Godzilla, King Kong, and other iconic Kaiju. According to a short description of the show, Apple’s untitled MonsterVerse series will trace the journey of a family following the events of the previous Godzilla films, one that seemingly has ties to Monarch, the secret organization that was introduced in Gareth Evans’ 2014 Godzilla reboot.
“Legendary’s Monsterverse is an expansive story universe of multi-layered experiences centering around humanity’s battle to survive in a world that is under siege by a catastrophic new reality — the monsters of our myths and legends are real,” Apple explained in its press release.
“Beginning in 2014 with ‘Godzilla’ and continuing with 2017’s ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ 2019’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters,’ and 2021’s ‘Godzilla vs. Kong,’ Monsterverse films have accumulated close to two billion dollars globally at the box office and is ever expanding with the latest iteration being a new anime series, ‘Skull Island.'”
Apple hasn’t shared when its MonsterVerse series might be released, but Godzilla fans can expect the show to premiere globally on Apple TV+ when it does ultimately arrive. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 and has already built up a handful of critically acclaimed originals that include The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington.