Move, Nashville. There’s another country music drama hitting the TV scene. Fox’s is set in Texas monarch has a premiere date on Fox this fall, following an NFL football doubleheader.
The show is part of the network’s commitment to having music shows on its schedule, so fans can expect some new music releases regularly throughout the show’s runtime.
Trouble in the Kingdom in “Monarch”
plays in texas, monarch follows Albie Roman and his wife Dottie Cantrell Roman as the king and queen of country music. Both are enormously talented singers in their own right. Together they have created a dynasty based on the authenticity of their brand.
But the Roman Empire is on the brink of collapse. Albie is a legend but hasn’t had a hit in 10 years and his fan base is disappearing. Queen Dottie announces her resignation despite repeatedly telling Princess Nicolette (Nicky) that she will never be the queen.
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Nicky has been begging her mother for a chance to perform. Luke ran the business side of things. Meanwhile, Dottie says Gigi is the Joker, though Albie just wants his little girl to be her own person, even if that means not following in her parents’ footsteps with the family business.
Meet the Stars of ‘Monarch’
Get ready for music from the entire cast. Country legend Trace Adkins plays Albie Roman, the family patriarch. The singer-songwriter and actor brings an instant ethos to the show. He covers Hank Williams Jr.’s “A Country Boy Can Survive” to open the series. Adkins told Taste of Country:
“Having the opportunity to record such an iconic song was both exciting and scary. I wanted to honor the original version while adding my own twist to it.”
His wife, Dottie, plays Susan Sarandon, another legend bringing her style to the small screen. She brings her sass to the role of family matriarch at the top of her game until some circumstances force her to change her mind and pass on the family legacy. Yes, the actor can sing. watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show sometime for proof.
The enormously talented Anna Friel plays Nicolette, the daughter who is so keen to pass on the family legacy and who tries so hard to earn a spot on stage (but surprise, one of her other siblings does too!)
Friel knocks her role out of the park as you don’t realize she was raised in England to British parents. The actor was a wonderful Hermia in one of her first film projects A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1999 alongside Hollywood heavyweights and a young Christian Bale. She is known for pushing daisies.
Joshua Sasse is Luke. Also British (and a great actor again), Sasse rose to fame in the 2012 big budget horror film Frankenstein’s army before landing roles in the television series villainfollowed by Galavant.
Sasse became known to American audiences on CWs no tomorrow, lasts only a single season. Beth Ditto completes the main cast as Gigi Roman, who steals the limelight from older sister Nicky.
An amazing singer herself, she was the lead singer of the band Gossip from 1999 to 2016 before launching a solo singing and modeling career. before monarchDitto was seen in Don’t worry, he won’t get far on foot in 2018 and About becoming a god in Central Florida (with Kirsten Dunst) a year later.
Is “Monarch” based on a true story?
Nashville was (though the cast told Entertainment Weekly otherwise) eerily similar to the personality and life of Taylor Swift.
is monarch follow this tradition? Not special, no. However, it could be based on the life of Hank Williams Jr. Not only is the country legend the son of a country legend, but four out of five of Williams’ children also have careers in music, according to Wide Open Country.
The plot of monarch could also be from the life of Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash. They were both powerful musicians who dominated country music for three decades. Wide Open Country states that Johnny Cash had four children with Vivian Liberto.
Roseanne and Cindy both went to the music. Johnny’s only son, John Carter Cash, followed in his parents’ footsteps with a music career of his own, raising three children by Johnny Cash, two daughters and a son, who were part of the family business.
monarch Premiering on Sept. 11, 2022, after a nine-month delay on Fox following an NFL football double-header, TV Insider notes.
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