Good news for all MonsterVerse fans: Legendary Pictures and Apple TV+’s MonsterVerse series has finally revealed their first cast members.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Ren Watabe, Anna Sawai, Joe Tippett, Kiersey Clemons, and Elisa Lasowski will be appearing in the forthcoming series. The show will be set after the massive showdown between the Titans and Godzilla that destroyed the city of San Francisco in Godzilla (2014). However, the drama shall follow a family as they try to uncover a possible hidden connection to Monarch, the government organization that is responsible for working and researching the Titans.
Sawai will play the role of Cate, a teacher who somehow managed to survive the attack— a day known as G-Day now. When she goes to Japan to settle a few of her family matters, she comes to know a secret that shall upend her simple life.
Watabe stars as Kentaro, “an intelligent, creative and curious young man who wants to learn more about his revered yet mysterious father.”
Clemons from Zack Snyder‘s Justice League will also play May, an American, described as possessing a “roguish exterior.” Mare of Easttown’s Tippett will play be playing Tim, an office worker who is always looking for an adventure. Finally, we have Laswoski (Versailles) portrays Duvall, as a skilled agent with high confidence in her abilities.
Co-created by Chris Black and Hawkeye’s Matt Fraction, with the former serving as the showrunner, Matt Shakman from WandaVision will helm the first two episodes.
However, all three of them will executive produce alongside Tory Tunnell and Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold alongside Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita of Toho Co. Ltd. (Toho Co. Ltd licenses them to Legendary.)
This unnamed drama is the most recent addition to the MonsterVerse b Legendary, which started with Godzilla. Followed by Kong: Skull Island and then 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the franchise culminated in 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong.
Overall, until now, the franchise has grossed a massive $2 billion. A fifth movie is also in the works, rumored to focus on the son of King Kong. The film will star Dan Stevens (Legion) and will release on March 15, 2024.