Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel and Beth Ditto also star in the Fox series about a Texas family country music dynasty.
The wait is over: Monarch, the eagerly awaited drama originally slated for a January premiere before COVID-related production delays necessitated rescheduling, is now set for a Sept. 11 unveiling on Fox. The series, which focuses on a Texas family dynasty of country music artists, will subsequently air in its regular 9 pm ET Tuesday timeslot starting Sept. 20.
Country music superstar Trace Adkins is aptly cast as Albie Roman (a.k.a. Texas Truthteller), reigning King of Country Music and husband of Dottie Cantrell Roman (Susan Sarandon), the tough-as-nails Queen of Country Music. When their reign as country royalty is jeopardized by the possible exposure of long-closeted skeletons, their daughter Nicolette “Nicky” Roman (Anna Friel) will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy — and boost her own chances for stardom — with help from her brother Luke (Josh Sasse) and sister Gigi (Beth Ditto).
At last weekend’s ATX Festival in Austin, we spoke with three of the Monarch creative talents for an upcoming C&I article. Left to right: Co-star Beth Ditto, executive music producer Adam Anders (Glee, Prom) and series creator/executive producer Melissa London Hilfers.
Here is a preview of Monarch