Fox’s upcoming series Monarch, the multi-generational, musical drama about America’s leading family of country music, is set make its premiere on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. CT. The show’s first season, in addition to its powerhouse cast, will feature its own collection of star-studded guests.
Starring Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, multi-Platinum and three-time Academy of Country Music Award winner Trace Adkins and Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel, Monarch‘s first season will also include guest appearances from Grammy Award winner Shania Twain, multi-Grammy Award nominee Martina McBride, Grammy Award winners Little Big Town, and Grammy Award winner Tanya Tucker.
Throughout the show, the Roman family is headed by the “Queen of Country Music,” Dottie Cantrell Roman, played by Sarandon, and her beloved husband Albie Roman, played by Adkins. The pair have created a country music dynasty, but the foundation of their success is a lie. When their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown Nicolette “Nicky” Roman, played by Friel, will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy and ensure her own quest for stardom.
The series will feature both original music and covers. Following its debut on Sept. 11, Monarch will make its time period premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. CT.