Fans will have to wait several more months for the much-anticipated premiere of Fox’s Monarch.
According to TVLine, the show, which was scheduled to premiere on January 30, has been postponed until the fall.
“With an incredible pedigree of talent and musical performances, the powerfully compelling drama, Monarch, is a top priority for Fox Entertainment in 2022,” a Fox Entertainment spokesperson said. “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 January 30 debut to the Fall.”
The statement continued: “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.”
Described as “a Texas-sized, multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music,” the show stars country hitmaker Trace Adkins, Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon, Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel, Josh Sasse, Beth Ditto, Meagan Holder, Inigo Pascual, Martha Higareda and Emma Milani.
A press release that was issued from the network previously described the storyline:
In MONARCH, reigning King of Country Music ALBIE ROMAN (Adkins), along with his insanely talented, but tough as nails wife, Queen of Country Music DOTTIE CANTRELL ROMAN (Sarandon), have 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 (Friel) will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom, alongside her brother, LUKE ROMAN (Sasse), and sister, GIGI ROMAN (Ditto).
Fox has not yet revealed what will replace Monarch in its premiere slot and regular Tuesday 9pm slot. Production will continue in Atlanta, Georgia this spring.