One of the most famous mid-season entries into the TV landscape is the new Fox drama Monarch. Despite being created by rookie Melissa London Hilfers, Monarch showcases Hollywood and country music royalty such as Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins headline the new series along with Anna Friel.
Looking like a mix of Empire and Nashville, Fox hopes to live up to the same kind of love for Monarch that both shows have.
Here’s everything we know about Monarch.
Monarch: Release Date
Given that Fox doesn’t have a Super Bowl this year, Monarch is getting as good of a premiere date as any show on the network in 2022 as it will debut on January 30 after an NFC Championship game.
Monarch’s premiere will actually be a two-night show, with the second episode airing a few days later on February 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It will be the usual time slot, where it joins The Resident as part of Fox’s Tuesday night lineup.
While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, Monarch will likely make its newest episode available for streaming the day after it airs on Fox.com and Hulu.
Monarch tells the story of a family dynasty in the country music scene that is built on secrets. Here’s the official synopsis:
Monarch is a multi-generational epic musical about America’s first country music family.
Monarch Cast: Who’s in it?
The cast of Monarch is led by none other than Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon. Sarandon plays Dottie Cantrell Roman, the matriarch of the Roman family and who is widely regarded as the queen of country music. Best known for her movie roles like Thelma & Louise, Bull Durham, Step Mother and her Oscar-winning turn in Dead Man Walking, Sarandon has been making waves in TV as well. She played Bette Davis in the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, had a run on the Showtime drama Ray Donovan and guest appearances on shows like Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, Rick & Morty and Search Party.
The other Monarch leading lady is Anna Friel, who is playing the role of Nicolette Roman, who attempts takes the reins when the family’s legacy is threatened. Friel is best known for her role on Pushing Daisies, but she has also starred in TV shows The Girlfriend Experience and Broken, as well as movies like Goal! The Dream Begins, Land of the Lost and Limitless.
Monarch also has some country music authenticity to it, as country music star Trace Adkins is on board to play the role of Albie Roman. Adkins is a award-winning country music singer but he has also acted in a number of different projects, including The Lincoln Lawyer and 2021’s Old Henry.
Other members of the Monarch cast include Beth Ditto, Martha Higareda, Joshua Sasse, Meagan Holder, Inigo Dominic Pascual, Emma Milani and Callum Kerr.
How To Watch Monarch
Broadcasted on Fox, Monarch will be available to all US TV viewers with a subscription to a traditional cable/satellite pay TV service or TV antenna. Fox is also part of FuboTV, Hulu with its Live TV service, Sling TV, and the live TV streaming service YouTube TV. If you have a traditional pay TV subscription or a live TV streaming subscription, then you can use that login to watch Monarch on demand via Fox.com.
However, if you’re outside the US and want to watch Monarch, you’ll want to look into a virtual private network or a VPN. VPNs are designed to route network traffic through a specific set of servers in a specific country, allowing viewers to watch content on an encrypted feed via a computer.
The trailer for Monarch gives viewers an overview of the dynamics of the Roman family and some glimpses of some of the possible twists and turns. Watch above.