Susan Sarandon And Trace Adkins’ Star In New Country Music Drama Series ‘Monarch’

Fox unveiled a new trailer, starring Adkins, Sarandon, and singer Beth Ditto as the ‘first family of country music.’

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Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images (Susan Sarandon), Jason Davis/Getty Images (Trace Adkins)

If you’re still suffering from a Nashville-sized hole in your small screen entertainment, the new Fox series Monarch is here to fill the void.

Susan Sarandon stars as the matriarch of a multigenerational country music dynasty, or the “first family of country music,” as her character states in the new series trailer.

Fox unveiled initial footage of the drama series, which also stars Trace Adkins, Anna Friel, and singer Beth Ditto as members of the Roman family, during Game 2 of the 2021 World Series.

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Similar to the hit series Empire, Monarch takes a dramatic approach to a family struggling to maintain its reign in the music industry.

Created by Melissa London Hilfers, the series stars Sarandon as Dottie Cantrell Roman, Adkins as her husband Albie Roman, and Beth Ditto as Gigi Taylor-Roman. Rounding out the cast is Josh Sasse, Meagan Holder, Martha Migareda, Emma Milani, Iñigio Pasual, Eva Amurri, and Adam Croasdell.

Hilfers will write and exec produce Monarch, while Instinct creator and Royal Pains executive producer Michael Rauch will serve as showrunner and exec producer, Deadline reports. The musical drama series is set to premiere on January 30, 2022, on Fox.

The isn’t the first time the country star Adkins has graced the silver screen, with numerous film credits to his name including a starring role in the 2019 western film, The Outsider, and another western called Hickok, co-starring Luke Hemsworth.

Along with releasing his new album, The Way I Wanna Go, Adkin’s early-aughts hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” has blown up on TikTok. With over 45,000 video creations, the country singer himself jumped on the trend and posted a video to his own TikTok account, much to the delight of his fans.

Adkins is currently on his US tour, with upcoming dates in December 2021, all the way through the summer of 2022.

Listen to the best of Trace Adkins on Apple Music and Spotify.



  1. sly311

    December 14, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Is this a pay-the-rent endeavor?

  2. Randall Millam

    February 3, 2022 at 3:56 am

    After Susan Sarandon ATTACKED the police on the day another NYPD officer that was slain (murdered) was being laid to rest she tweets a vile message to his widow, Mother and family not to mention to America calling NYPD Police “FASCISTS”
    Sarandon should be FIRED IMEDIATLY from her Fox Channel show “MONARCH” Sarandon has LONG gotten away with her self described COMUNIST vile Anti-American hatred for the country that made her a MULTI-Millionaire!!
    I ask everyone to STOP watching the show, and ANY Movie, or show Sarandon has been in.
    I feel for Trace Adkins but if he has any REAL BALLS he would WALK OUT until Sarandon is Killed off or replaced!
    It is way past due this vagina hat wearing whore that HATES the working class and the poor that are affected the most by violent crime she SUPPORTS WE must CANCEL this stinking Commie from our Civilized Constitutional Republic forever!

  3. joe gibilisco

    February 4, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Trace is a good man who unfortunately has been cast with an incredibly shallow co-star. However, Fox needs to fire the Bubble Queen Susan. She lives in a gated community, protected by security guards, and when she leaves she has a security detail in tow. For those of us who live in the real world, we rely on the police to provide that “Thin Blue Line” for our protection. God Bless NYPD!!

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