Director of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has addressed the possibility of the show getting a season 2. The Apple TV+ show takes place in the Monsterverse, which is the multimedia franchise that includes the movies. godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Islandand Godzilla vs. Kong. Starring Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, Elisa Lasowski, Wyatt Russell and Kurt Russell, the series takes place in multiple timelines (with both Russells playing the same character at different ages) and explores the countless ways the secret monster study organization Monarch has affected people and monsters throughout time.
Reverse He recently sat down for an interview with director Matt Shakman, where they addressed the topic of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters season 2. Shakman avoided saying anything about the future of the show, preferring to focus on the release of season 1. However, he added cryptically: “It’s definitely part of this Monsterverse.“Read his full quote below:
I can’t speak to future plans for Monarch just because we are so excited to launch our first season. But it’s definitely part of this Monsterverse and we were excited about that opportunity.
Could Monarch: Legacy Of Monsters Season 2 Happen?
As Shakman has revealed, it remains to be seen whether Monarch: Legacy of Monsters gets a follow-up season. The Monsterverse franchise is still relatively young, so there’s no precedent yet for whether its live-action shows will continue or act as a loosely interconnected miniseries like the television branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the fact that Netflix has not renewed the first television title in the franchise: the animated show skull island – For season 2 it could set a bad precedent.
It seems likely that Apple TV+ is also waiting to see how more episodes of Monarch Season 1 performs and does attract a lot of new subscribers. The show is something of an experiment for the streaming service, as it’s the first big-budget blockbuster show tied to a major IP. The only comparably expensive program currently on the platform is For all humanitywhich has shown solid legs by lasting four seasons so far, but doesn’t come with the added financial baggage of licensing.
For all humanity follows an alternate history where the space race continued for many more decades.
Another possible problem would be complications surrounding the return of the Monarch: Legacy of Monsters cast. The Russells are especially sought-after actors, and Wyatt already has commitments to the MCU after debuting as a US agent in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. However, it’s possible that his contracts already involve a multi-season commitment, in which case his return wouldn’t be a major impediment to Season 2.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters It airs on Apple TV+ weekly on Fridays.