Apple’s MonsterVerse Series Adds Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons And Joe Tippett

Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett

by James White |
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As America slowly starts to wind down for the 4th of July holiday, there is still news arriving. Including the fact that Apple TV+ has begun to announce the cast for its as-yet-untitled Godzilla/MonsterVerse TV series. Pachinko's Anna Sawai is aboard alongside Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett, Ren Watabe and Elisa Lasowski.

While the big-screen monster story rumbles on from Legendary and Warner Bros. (the Godzilla Vs. Kong sequel has just locked in a 15 March, 2024 release date), Legendary is also exploring the human side of the beastly narrative via Apple.

Executive producer Chris Black is teaming up with Hawkeye* comic book writer Matt Fraction for the new show, which will follow 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.

Sawai will star as Cate, a former schoolteacher and a G-Day survivor who travels to Japan to settle family affairs but instead uncovers a family secret. Tired of running from her problems, she is determined to find answers. Watabe is to play Kentaro, an intelligent, creative, and curious young man who has yet to find his own path. He will embark on a quest to learn more about his revered yet mysterious father and discover his own talents in the process.

Clemons has the role of May, an American ex-pat with a roguish exterior that she uses to protect herself as well as others. Whether it be deciphering a code or finding the loophole, she is always three steps ahead of everyone around her. Tippett is Tim, an office drone who dreams of secret agent adventure. His overconfidence gets him in trouble in the field, but he is determined not to fail his organization. Finally, Lasowski will portray Duvall, an expert operative with unwavering confidence in herself and her skills. She also possesses a wry sense of humor, which she uses to guide her less field-oriented colleague.

WandaVision's Matt Shakman is on to direct the first two episodes of the series and guide its visual tone. It looks like we'll be seeing double the monster fun in the coming years.

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