Apple TV+ has brought online an inside look at Monarch: Legacy of Monsters and Milan Records has announced the November 17 release of the series’ soundtrack.
Starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters premieres globally with the first two episodes on Friday, November 17 on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Friday through January 12.
Making its debut today in celebration of Godzilla Day is the first offering from the soundtrack, the series’ opening title theme – listen to “Main Titles” here.
Of the soundtrack, composer Leopold Ross says, “Contrary to its title, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters unveils a human narrative at its core, delving into the essence of familial bonds. This underlying concept paved the way for a rich spectrum of emotions to be articulated in the score.
“The opportunity to pair heart-rending familial turmoil with the spectacle of titan battles, and the unique prospect of crafting a theme for the indomitable screen legend, Godzilla, was a dream for a composer. I was honored to become a part of the legacy.”
MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS TRACK LISTING
- Main Titles
- Depth Charge
- Hostile Takeover
- Family Business
- Colonel Shaw
- Separate Lives
- Not In Trouble
- Love and Titans
- Lost Time
Following 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 where Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga – spanning three generations – reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives.
Hailing from Legendary Television, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is co-developed and executive produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction. Matt Shakman directs the first two episodes and serves as executive producer alongside Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell from Safehouse Pictures, Andy Goddard, Brad Van Arragon, and Andrew Colville.
Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita executive produce on behalf of Toho Co., Ltd., the owner of the Godzilla character. Toho licensed the rights to Legendary for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters as a natural byproduct of their long-term relationship with the film franchise.
Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse is an epic entertainment universe of interconnected stories that bring together popular culture’s most titanic forces of nature. Witness humanity’s greatest battle for survival as we fight for our world in the face of a catastrophic new reality – the monsters of our myths and legends are real.
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, the Monsterverse has accumulated close to two billion dollars globally at the box office and is ever-expanding, with the highly-anticipated sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.