“Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” wrapped its run this week and showrunner Chris Black has spoken about the finale and the possibility of the series scoring a renewal.

First up, in regards to a second season Black tells TV Line: “We do not have a Season 2 order. This show has done very well, so we’re optimistic and excited. We feel we have more story to tell.”

Signs are good though as the series debuted as the top first-season drama for Apple TV+ in November, beating out the likes of “Silo,” “Slow Horses” and “The Morning Show” – all of which scored renewals.

Asked if the second season would have more of a singular timeline, as opposed to spreading things out between the 1950s and 2015, Black says:

“I don’t know. Matt Faction and I are kind of having those conversations now, like, ‘What would be a story we could tell if we’re given the opportunity to tell it?’

I think we really like the idea of running parallel timelines. I think it worked as a conceit in the first [season], and Monarch, as we said, has a long history, there are other eras to explore.

If Monarch runs from the late-1940s to the present day, what was it like in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s…? As a mechanism to tell the history of Monarch and the Randa family within it, I personally enjoyed it. I would love, if we are given the opportunity, to exploit it more. I thought it was fun.”

He also goes into a deeper bench of monsters they would be able to use should they go forward – and not just the ones we’ve seen in Legendary’s Monster-verse thus far:

“Moving into a potential second season, there are a lot of other great [monsters]. There’s Kong, there’s Rodan, Mothra…. And Toho has a deep bench, too, of lesser-known characters – Ebirah, Biollante, Hedorah…. It could be any of these characters.”

Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett, Elisa Lasowski and Christopher Heyerdahl co-star in the series which is now available on the Apple TV+ service.

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