Some major casting news today, with legendary actor Kurt Russell returning to the small screen to join his son Wyatt Russell (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) on Apple TV+'s live-action "Godzilla and the Titans" (Monsterverse) series. After the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking truth that monsters are real, the streaming series is set to explore one family's journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch. Matt Shakman (WandaVision, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Boys) is on board to direct the first two episodes and serve as an executive producer, with Anna Sawai (Pachinko, F9), Ren Watabe (461 Days of Bento), Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud, The Young Wife), Joe Tippett (Mare of Easttown, The Morning Show), and Elisa Lasowski (Versailles) joining the Russells (whose roles were not disclosed).
Sawai's Cate is 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's Kentaro is 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' May is 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's Tim is 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. Lasowski's Duvall is 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.
The still-untitled project will be produced by Legendary Television and executive produced by co-creator Chris Black (who will also serve as showrunner) and Matt Fraction, along with Safehouse Pictures' Joby Harold & Tory Tunnell and Toho Co. Ltd. Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita will executive produce for Toho (the owner of the Godzilla character who has licensed the rights to use for the series).