Why was the second season of Monarch canceled? Continue reading to learn more.
All the viewers who tuned in to watch the show are now wondering if this is the last time they will watch it or if the network will renew it for additional seasons. The show’s episodes concluded a few days ago and have a plot that deserves to be explored further. As a result, it is essential to note that the show has piqued the interest of viewers who want to learn more about the new character arcs that were offered to the audience.
So, it is fair to ask about the show’s status, especially for a very well-known television network. So, if you were looking forward to knowing more about the next chapter of Monarch, then you have reached the right place, as we have listed all the crucial and latest information about the current status of the show. Here is everything we know about Monarch Season 2’s status with Fox.
Monarch: Will there be another season?
Unfortunately, the answer is NO! Fox network has officially confirmed that the second season of Monarch is scrapped only after one season. The news of cancellation after one season is not surprising as the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 33% approval rating with an average rating of 5.8/10, based on 12 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Heavy on the clichés while disappointingly light on Susan Sarandon, this Monarch is a so-so successor to a lineage of soaps about families warring over their business empire.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 43 out of 100 based on 11 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”
This overall reception is very low which may have been one of the reasons why the second season was not greenlit. While the series opened with a decent showing – it scored 0.8 adults 18-49 Live+Same Day ratings and 3.8 million total viewers with its premiere in September and ranked as Fox’s most-watched fall scripted debut in three years, it struggled over its subsequent 10 episodes. Across the season, Monarch averaged a 0.3/3 L7, up 50% from L+SD, and 4.1 million multiplatform viewers, up +149% from L+SD. It wasn’t the breakout country music soap that Fox had hoped for when it ordered its first wholly-owned scripted series in May 2021. Take a look at some of the fan’s reactions to the cancelation below:
Thats to bad #Monarch got canceled.
It piled on the drama, but the cast was fantastic and wonderful use of music.
The finale was like 😳
With some tweeting very could have done a successful season 2 pic.twitter.com/PBzRKcqIlS
— Empryzz (@Empryzz) December 8, 2022
Was hopping for season 2 of Monarch 😅😅😭😭😅😅😑😑 NOPE FOX cancelled it. That's my Tuesday night show i watch @ 9/8c with my mom and we both enjoyed it. I've been watching the show since day 1 pic.twitter.com/IbLyOfEMEX
— Ashley 🏁⚾ (@Astrosfan___) December 9, 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 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. Executive producers for the Fox Entertainment-produced series include Hilfers, Feldman, Gail Berman, Hend Baghdady, and Jason Owen.
Monarch Episode Guide and Streaming Options
The episodes revolve around Dottie and Albie Roman leading a country music dynasty at the center of a multigenerational family drama. Daughter Nicky Roman does all she can to protect the dynasty’s reign in country music while ensuring her own stardom. Check out the episode guide of the show which is as follows:
Episode 1: Stop at Nothing: The heir to a country music dynasty fights to protect her family’s legacy.
Episode 2: There Can Only Be One Queen: 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.
Episode 3: Show Them Who You Are, Baby: 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.
Episode 4: Not Our First Rodeo: Nicky makes a bold decision as she races to find a new song to perform at the Roman Family Rodeo; Albie is signed by a new manager, which angers Luke.
Episode 5: Death and Christmas: The Romans move forward with their traditional family Christmas special; Clive blackmails Nicky; Nicky’s publicist pushes her to go public with her romance with Wade; Ace and Ana go on a date; Albie is stunned to learn what Dottie did.
Episode 6: The Night Of: The Romans await the news of the Country Music Legacy Awards nominations; Nicky and Luke meet with the district attorney “Uncle” Tripp DeWitt; Luke looks into Jamie’s past; Albie learns of a new family connection.
Episode 7: About Last Night: The events leading up to the deadly night are revealed, leaving Albie to clean up a giant mess; Nicky tries to prove that she’s good enough to headline a solo tour.
Episode 8: The Crown: Nicky confronts Catt; Gigi makes a splash at a press event; Ace and Ana get closer; Albie lies to Tripp to protect Nicky; Luke is concerned Jamie is getting too close to the Roman family.
Episode 9: Confessions: Nicky, Gigi, and Luke discuss what they should do about Catt; Jamie pushes Albie to finish his album; Nicky blackmails Kayla; Ana is shocked when Catt confesses a secret.
Episode 10: Mergers and Propositions: Media mogul Skyler Samuels arrives in Austin with a proposal for Luke and the future of Monarch; Tripp gives Albie an ultimatum; Nicky is torn when Wade returns to town; Gigi grows suspicious of Kayla and Luke.
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 and stream the vast catalog of the streaming service that has to offer its users with TV series and movies ranging across different genres. So, we recommend viewers to watch the trailer which highlights 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. When dangerous truths bubble to the surface, the Romans’ reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy. Nicky Roman, the brilliant and fierce heir to the crown, already battling an industry and a world stacked against her, will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy. It’s finally her turn. But is it too late? Check out the official trailer to recap the events below:
Catch up on the previous season, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the cancelation of Monarch Season 2.