Kurt and Wyatt Russell Join Apple TV+’s Godzilla Series

It still doesn’t have a name, but it does have a growing cast. The Godzilla series that’s on the way from Apple TV+ and Legendary Television has two new stars in father-and-son duo Kurt and Wyatt Russell, who join Anna Sawai (Pachinko), Kiersey Clemons (The Flash), Joe Tippett (Mare of Easttown), Elisa Lasowski, and Ren Watabe.

Kurt Russell, of course, has been in everything from Escape from New York to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Young Wyatt was in Lodge 49, and did a very good job of being incredibly infuriating as John Walker in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (above). The two Russells previously appeared together in 1998’s Soldier, where Wyatt played the kid version of his dad’s character.

The series is set in the wake of 2014’s Godzilla, in which Godzilla and the Titans did a number on San Francisco. Apple’s early summary said:

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 most interesting thing about this latest take on the Godzilla mythos is that the series is co-created by comics writer Matt Fraction (Hawkeye), along with Chris Black (a writer and producer on Sliders and Star Trek: Enterprise, among many other things). Black is the showrunner, and WandaVision‘s Matt Shakman will direct the first two episodes. The producers include Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi).

This is just one of Legendary’s MonsterVerse projects in development; there’s also Netflix’s upcoming animated Skull Island show and a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong that stars Dan Stevens (Legion) and is set to begin filming later this year.

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