Already a seasoned actor, with roles in films such as The Lincoln Lawyer, An American Carol and Mom’s Night Out, Trace Adkins has taken on a new starring role in Monarch, a country music drama coming to Fox.
Described as “a Texas-sized, multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music,” the show also stars Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon, Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel, Josh Sasse, Beth Ditto, Meagan Holder, Inigo Pascual, Martha Higareda and Emma Milani.
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Tony Award Winner Faith Prince, Adam Croasdell and Eva Amurri are featured in the show in recurring roles.
A press release issued from the network 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).
The official trailer for the show was released, giving fans a sneak peek of what’s to come in the drama-filled show.
The trailer is set to Adkins singing a cover of Hank Williams Jr.’s “A Country Boy Can Survive.” Click above to watch.
Monarch, produced by Fox Entertainment, is set to premiere special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 30, immediately following the NFC Championship, and continuing in its regular time period on Tuesday, Feb. 1.