Monarch is an upcoming American drama television series about the country music family the Romans. Melissa London Hilfers has written this series and Fox Entertainment is producing it.
The monarch was originally developed for Fox by the network’s SideCar Content Accelerator, run by Gail Berman, which was shut down in June 2020. Fox has fully owned projects on the animation side including a Dan Harmon-created series set in mythical ancient Greece, and it owns a large portion of its non-scripted projects after launching Fox Alternative Entertainment. It is now doing the same on the scripted side.
Monarch: Casts and Plot!
Monarch is a multigenerational musical drama about the Romans. The family is headed by Dottie Roman and Albie Roman who have created a country music dynasty together. However, the origins of the dynasty aren’t what it seems to be. Roman’s daughter Nicky Roman steps in and does all she can to protect the dynasty’s reign in country music while ensuring her own stardom.
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. 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.
Gigi Taylor-Roman (Beth Ditto) has a voice that can shake the rafters down. She doesn’t have the look people expect from the Queen of Country Music but it’s time for those expectations to change.
Monarch: Release Date and Trailer!
Monarch premieres Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at 10 p.m. ET on FOX. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s second episode will air on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m ET. Subsequent episodes will air on Tuesdays at the same time.
Check out the trailer here:
The network bought the project with a penalty back in September 2019 and last August it opened a writers’ room for the show with an eye towards this straight-to-series order. It comes as the network is moving away from the traditional pilot cycle and towards year-round development.