'Monarch': 5 things to know about the musical drama on Fox

Susan Sarandon plays the head of a country music dynasty in Fox's upcoming show 'Monarch'


                            'Monarch': 5 things to know about the musical drama on Fox
Official poster of the show 'Monarch' (Fox)

'Monarch', a new Fox drama, is one of the more high-profile mid-season additions to the TV landscape. Despite the fact that it is created by newcomer Melissa London Hilfers, 'Monarch' stars both Hollywood and country music elite.

'Monarch' is a musical drama about the Romans that spans generations. Dottie and Albie Roman have built a country music empire together. The dynasty's roots, however, are not what they appear to be. Nicky Roman, Roman's daughter, comes in to defend the dynasty's dominance in country music while securing her own success. It features Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins, as well as Anna Friel.

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Everything we know about 'Monarch' is included below.

When does 'Monarch' release

According to the official sources the show airs on Fox on January 30, 2022.

What is 'Monarch' about

The official synopsis on Fox reads "MONARCH is an epic, multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music. In MONARCH, the Romans are passionate and fiercely talented, but while their name is synonymous with honesty, the very foundation of this family's success is a lie. When dangerous truths bubble to the surface, the Romans’ reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy. Nicky Roman, the brilliant and fierce heir to the crown, already battling an industry and world stacked against her, will stop at nothing to protect her family's legacy. It’s finally her turn. But is it too late?"

Who stars in the show?

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Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon has been cast in Monarch, Fox's straight-to-series country music drama. Dottie will be played by Sarandon and Nicky will be played by Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies).
Sarandon has had appearances on several prominent TV shows, including 'Search Party', 'Ray Donovan', 'Rick and Morty', '30 Rock', and 'Rescue Me', however, she is best renowned for her performances on the big screen. Friel is noted for her work on shows such as 'The Girlfriend Experience' and 'American Odyssey', in addition to 'Pushing Daisies'. Trace Adkins, Iñigo Dominic Lazaro Pascual, and Joshua Sasse are some other members of the cast.

Showrunner

According to the official website "Monarch is produced by FOX Entertainment. Screenwriter Melissa London Hilfers serves as creator, writer and executive producer. Michael Rauch (“Instinct,” “Royal Pains”) is an executive producer and showrunner. Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady (The Jackal Group) and top music manager Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment) also serve as executive producers. Jason Ensler (“The Passage”) will direct and serve as an executive producer on the series premiere. Adam Anders will serve as executive music producer on 'Monarch'. The series will feature original music and covers."

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