Fox’s new country music drama, Monarch, starring Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins, has been pushed back until fall 2022 due to challenges around the ongoing pandemic.
The decision will allow the cast and crew the proper time to adequately film and produce a season that can air in full in the fall. Production on Monarch will continue in Atlanta as planned into the spring.
“With an incredible pedigree of talent and musical performances, the powerfully compelling drama, Monarch, is a top priority for Fox Entertainment in 2022. Unfortunately, due to the unavoidable realities of the pandemic and the profound impact Covid-19 continues to have on our industry and around the world, it is necessary to reschedule Monarch’s Jan. 30 debut to the fall,” the company shared in a statement. “As the cornerstone of Fox’s new 2022-23 slate, shifting a show of this magnitude allows us to have its entire first season produced, create additional, high-profile content and promotional windows to support launch, and give our viewers the best opportunity to enjoy the series as intended with a non-compromised run of episodes. We thank our cast, producers, writers and the entire crew for their tireless work and continued dedication to the country music-filled world that is Monarch.”
Fox will announce replacement programming for Sunday, Jan. 30 and the Tuesday 9 p.m. mid-season time period in the coming days.