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Apple TV+ requested a new animation series starring Godzilla and the Titans in an enormous deal that stretches on Legendary’s Monsterverse.
It will be trailing around the blaring clash between Godzilla and the Titans that tore down San Francisco and the appalling new revelation that monsters are, in fact, in existence.
The series follows a family’s adventure to discover hidden secrets and a legacy tying them to a mysterious organization called Monarch. Unfortunately, though, the title of the series is still not disclosed.
The making of the series will be left in the hands of Legendary Television as producer, co-creators Matt Fraction and Chris Black as executive producers, with the latter as showrunner. Also joining the team are Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell of House Pictures and Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arisa from Toho Co. Ltd.
Toho has licensed the rights for this series to Legendary, as the owner of the Godzilla character, as a natural offshoot of their deep-rooted affinity on the movie franchise.
Discussion about extending the universe through a series started following “Godzilla v. Kong,” becoming one of the first massive box-office smashes in the pandemic.
Legendary is already creating another upcoming but still-untitled movie in the Monsterverse. However, they spotted potential in devising a new series and started negotiating with appealed buyers.
Apple instantly indicated interest as it seeks to possess additional branded IP to a set of original TV series that keeps on expanding. So a deal was later agreed upon to begin development on the series.
The franchise debuted in 2014 with “Godzilla” and proceeded with “Kong: Skull Island” in 2017, then “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” in 2019, and the latest “Godzilla v. Kong in 2021.” Around $2 billion is the Monsterverse films’ earnings at the global box office and is extending with “Skull Island,” the new anime series.
The series will be released worldwide on Apple TV+. Together with upcoming dramas like the one based on Hugh Howey’s New York Times best-selling trilogy “Wool”; “Foundation” based on the novels by Isaac Asimov; “Invasion” by Simon Kinberg and David Weil; and “See,” a post-apocalyptic series featuring Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, and Alfre Woodard.