‘Monarch’ VFX Supervisor Sean Konrad Talks About the New AppleTV+ Series

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Monarch: Legacy of Monsters‘ VFX Supervisor Sean Konrad Talks About the New AppleTV+ Series, Streaming Weekly.

Having premiered on AppleTV+ on Friday, November 17, 2023, VFX Supervisor Sean Konrad chatted with us about his new series ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters‘ where they somehow convinced Kurt Russell to stand on top of a snowcapped mountain.

The series, which stars Kurt and Wyatt Russell, who both play Lee Shaw at different ages, follows one family’s adventures in uncovering secrets after Godzilla and the Titans destroy my home town of San Francisco (we didn’t need giant monsters to do that).  Lee’s children must uncover the family secret in how he is affiliated with the organization known as Monarch.

Konrad, who was able to create flowless visual effects that feels like a movie franchise spoke instead of a television series spoke to us about the significance of the story, how they were able to create ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters‘ and the support they received from AppleTV+.

Official Synopsis:

Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking revelation that monsters are real, ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters‘  tracks two siblings following in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch. Clues lead them into the world of monsters and ultimately down the rabbit hole to Army officer Lee Shaw (played by Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell), taking place in the 1950s and half a century later where Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows. The dramatic saga — spanning three generations — reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives.

Hailing from Legendary Television, ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters‘ is co-developed and executive produced by Chris Black and Matt Fraction. Matt Shakman directs the first two episodes and serves as executive producer alongside Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell from Safehouse Pictures, Andy Goddard, Brad Van Arragon, and Andrew Colville. Hiro Matsuoka and Takemasa Arita executive produce on behalf of Toho Co., Ltd., the owner of the Godzilla character. Toho licensed the rights to Legendary for “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” as a natural byproduct of their long-term relationship with the film franchise.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters‘ streams weekly on AppleTV+.

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