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Monarch: Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel to appear in the music-dynasty drama of Fox Entertainment

The upcoming straight-to-series country musical drama talks about America’s first family of country music.

Samayeshwari Vithaspa
Sep 08, 2021
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Still of Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel

Monarch is an upcoming TV series produced by Fox Entertainment that stars Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel in lead roles. Created by Melissa London Hilfers, the upcoming country musical drama talks about a Texas-sized multigenerational musical drama, which shines a light on America’s first family of country music - The Romans.

According to its plotline, The Roman family’s matriarch is tough as nails Queen of country music, Dottie Cantrall Roman (played by Sarandon) who created the Roman family empire in the music dynasty along with her husband. Although the Roman name drips with authenticity, their very foundation is supposedly based on a lie. Just when the dynasty is put in jeopardy, the heir to the family ‘crown’, Nicolette ‘Nicky’ Roman (played by Friel) steps up to safeguard her family’s musical dynasty. She tries to set up a name for herself and achieve stardom.

Melissa London Hilfers will serve as the executive producer along with Michael Rauch (of Instinct and Royal Pains fame) who serves as both showrunner and executive producer. Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady are also added to the executive producer's list, alongside Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen. Owen has experience in country music already. He is a leading country music manager who represents country music groups like Faith Hill and Little Big Town.

Jason Ensler will be directing and executively producing Monarch’s first episode. Adam Anders is the executive music producer for the episode.

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