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Apple TV+ Hopes to Make Major Splash With New Spinoff Godzilla Series

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Apple TV+ Hopes to Make Major Splash With New Spinoff Godzilla Series

By Movieguide® Staff

Apple’s streaming platform, Apple TV+, recently announced a new Godzilla show set just after the events of 2014’s GODZILLA. 

Created by Chris Black and Matt Fraction, the new series will focus on one family who discovers the hidden secrets about Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, and the Titans he faces. 

“Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real, the series explores one family’s journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch,” the logline reads. 

According to Gizmodo, Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita of Toho, which owns Godzilla, are also leading the project set in the Warner Bros. Monsterverse. 

Gizmodo reported

The biggest surprise here has to be setting this show in the previously established Warner Bros. Monsterverse. Maybe it was a mandate by Toho to keep building out the universe created by the 2014 Godzilla film, its 2019 sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island and 2020’s monster hit Godzilla vs. Kong. But now this show, however it fits into this mythology, will live on one streamer while all the other films will be on another.

It’s a little messy, but don’t forget Netflix is also developing its own series, an animated one set on Kong’s Skull Island, and already has its own Godzilla series. So maybe Monsterverse movies live on HBO Max and the other projects get spread around. Nevertheless, waiting years for a new Godzilla movie is never fun and the fact we’re likely to get 6-10 hours at least in the coming years is hugely exciting. We’re talking Godzilla huge. Massive.

Movieguide® previously recognized the strong moral worldviews of GODZILLA, GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS, and GODZILLA VS. KONG. However, viewers should exercise discernment due to the intense and gritty nature of the movies. 

A portion of Movieguide®’s review of GODZILLA VS. KONG reads

GODZILLA VS. KONG starts with Godzilla going on a rampage against the Apex Corporation, a powerful company studying his atomic energy. The head of the company finds that the origin to Godzilla’s energy is located in the original Hollow Earth home of Godzilla and King Kong. So, he provides some special flying machines to help some scientists take Kong to an entrance into the Hollow Earth. Hopefully, Kong can guide them. However, Kong is wary of humans, except for a little deaf girl who can talk to him using sign language. Also, Godzilla and Kong’s ancestors were mortal enemies, so Godzilla wants to use his fiery energy to destroy Kong.

GODZILLA VS. KONG is pretty much just a spectacular slugfest. However, it provides plenty of big screen thrills and a couple fun surprises. Also, the heart of the movie is Kong’s touching friendship with the little deaf girl. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children for some foul language and many battles between and against giant monsters. Godzilla and King Kong almost kill one another in GODZILLA VS. KONG.