Has Monarch started to premiere episodes on the network this fall? Continue reading to find out.
Monarch is an American musical drama television series about a Roman country music family. Melissa London Hilfers conceived the show, which is produced by Fox Entertainment. It is the first Fox Entertainment Studios production following the company’s inception in 2022. We are aware that the biggest question among viewers is whether this new show will debut in the autumn lineup for the 2022-2023 TV season or not, which is eagerly anticipated by the viewers.
There is great news for you, as the wait was worth it. If you remember, the network had already stated that Fox’s Monarch would premiere this year. Making this fall season seems much more promising than ever for the network. If you are one of them who wants to get clarity about the potential release date of the next episode, then look no further! as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Monarch to remove all your worries.
To uncover all of your answers, keep reading until the very end.
Monarch Release Date
The network has officially confirmed that the series will premiere this year with its first two episodes already airing on September 11 and September 20, 2022, and will continue to release new episodes every Tuesday at 9/8c on Fox and later on Hulu.
The official Twitter handle of Monarch also shared the update with a short clip from episode one among its followers on September 17, 2022, quoting, “That’ll teach Clyde to mess with Nicky. Don’t miss a brand-new episode of #Monarch Tuesday, September 20!” Take a look at the official post below:
That'll teach Clyde to mess with Nicky. 😤
— Monarch on FOX (@MonarchOnFOX) September 16, 2022
Monarch is a multigenerational musical drama about America’s first family of country music, the Romans. The Romans are headed by the insanely talented but tough-as-nails Queen of Country Music, Dottie Cantrell Roman, played by Sarandon. Along with her beloved husband Albie, played by Adkins, Dottie has created a country music dynasty.
But even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie. And 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 while ensuring her own quest for stardom.
Monarch: What happened in the pilot episode?
The pilot episode, Stop At Nothing, was released on September 11, 2022, and was viewed by 4.03 million US viewers. The episode is directed by Jason Ensler and written by Melissa London Hilfers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Dottie Roman, the Queen of Country Music, and her husband Albie are being interviewed ahead of receiving a CMA lifetime achievement award when a reporter inquires about her unwillingness to perform owing to a supposed cancer diagnosis.
Dottie tries to dismiss it, but when the reporter insists, Albie hits him, and Dottie’s diagnosis becomes public. As word spreads, Nicky, their daughter and an aspiring artist trying to break free from her family’s shadow, and Luke, their son, and CEO of Monarch Records, try to deal with the fallout by promoting the upcoming family tour as a tribute to Dottie, though the promoter warns that if Dottie does not perform, they are considering withdrawing funding if an upcoming preview show is not successful.
Nicky invites her sister Gigi to sing at the showcase with her, but she declines, explaining that she is tired of fighting for their parents’ love, while Luke and Albie disagree over the former’s management of Monarch. Dottie persuades Gigi to perform by telling her that she is doing it for her siblings, and she persuades Luke not to leave Monarch by promising to leave him her shares in the firm when she dies. After the show, Albie admits to Dottie that he cheated on her when they first married, and she admits that she’s always known and swears to love him forever.
Nicky believes Dottie released the news of her diagnosis in order to go out on her own terms. Dottie asks Nicky to assist her in committing suicide, and despite her reservations, she complies. Dottie admits in her final hours to doing things that cannot be forgiven. Gigi comes and finds Nicky holding an empty medicine bottle next to their mother, who is unresponsive. In a flashback, Albie buries a body.
Monarch Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series with their character descriptions are as follows:
- Anna Friel as Nicolette “Nicky” Roman: Dottie and Albie’s daughter who struggles to live up to her family’s legacy.
- Trace Adkins as Albie Roman: Dottie’s husband and a legendary singer-songwriter known as the “Texas Truthteller”.
- Joshua Sasse as Luke Roman: Dottie and Albie’s son and the CEO of Monarch Records.
- Beth Ditto as Gigi Taylor-Roman: Dottie and Albie’s younger daughter who shunned the spotlight.
- Iñigo Pascual as Ace Grayson: Nicky’s and Clive’s adopted son.
- Meagan Holder as Kayla Taylor-Roman: Gigi’s wife.
- Susan Sarandon as Dottie Cantrell Roman: The “Queen of Country Music”.
Martha Higareda as Catt Phoenix; Emma Milani as Ana Phoenix and Waylon Winchester as Dog. Created by Melissa London Hilfers, Monarch came out of the network’s fledgling script-to-series model. The series will feature original music and covers. Exec producers for the Fox Entertainment-produced series include Hilfers, Feldman, Gail Berman, Hend Baghdady, and Jason Owen.
The exact episode count of the first season is not disclosed at the moment, but we are certain that there will be more than 10 episodes with a runtime of 44 minutes.
We’d also like to point out that, as of September 21, 2022, the exact episode titles and synopsis for the upcoming episodes apart from the first three episodes cannot be confirmed, which will be disclosed once the episode starts to premiere on the network on a weekly basis.
S1E1: Stop at Nothing – September 11, 2022
According to the official synopsis, “When dangerous truths bubble to the surface threatening the Roman family’s reign as country royalty, Nicky Roman – the heir to the crown – will stop at nothing to protect her legacy.”
S1E2: There Can Only Be One Queen – September 20, 2022
According to the official synopsis, “The Romans rally together after tragedy strikes; Nicky and Gigi grow even more competitive when the press dub Gigi “The New Queen”; sparks fly between Nicky and Wade; Kayla discovers some shocking news.”
S1E3: Show Them Who You Are, Baby – September 27, 2022
According to the official synopsis, “Nicky learns of Clive’s affair and is determined to turn the tables on him; Luke is told the devastating truth; Catt celebrates Ana’s signing with a party at the Brambles.”
Where to stream the new episodes of Monarch?
When the release date draws close, new episodes of Monarch will be available to stream on Fox and Hulu, based on the location of the users and membership plans the viewers choose from.
The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog of the streaming service that has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres.
Monarch Official Trailer
On August 17, 2022, the show’s brand new official trailer was released, which perfectly demonstrated that Monarch is an epic, multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music. The Romans are fiercely talented and committed, yet while their name is linked with honesty, the very cornerstone of this family’s success is a lie.
When deadly truths emerge, the Romans’ rule as rural royalty is jeopardized. Nicky Roman, the smart and ferocious heir to the throne, will stop at nothing to safeguard her family’s legacy while already facing the industry and the world set against her. It’s her time now. Is it, however, too late? Check out the official trailer below:
Let us know in the comments section if you’ll be streaming Monarch on Fox.