The upcoming country music series “Monarch’s” casting will not be complete without a true country singer who’s spent decades of his/her life living the country star life. Who is it? This is where Trace Adkins comes in. You see, the man has spent over two decades releasing platinum-selling albums and chart-topping singles. So, who better to lead the scheming Roman empire (and no, I’m not talking about the ancient one) in the Fox country music series than the country music legend?
Trace Adkins to Lead a Country Music Dynasty in Upcoming Movie
The Grammy award-winning singer, who made his first debut in music in 1996, has joined the cast of Fox’s midseason drama “Monarch” in a leading role. The news of his casting comes on the heels of Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel’s casting announcement.
In the series, Adkins is set to play a “Texas Truthteller” and the reigning king of country music Albie Roman. Albie, along with his insanely talented wife, Dottie Cantrell Roman (Sarandon), also described as “tough as nails”, 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. But when their reign as country royalty is challenged, 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.
Adkins, who is repped by Greg Baker and associates, has starred in many movies including 2019’s “Badland”, 2021’s “Old Henry”, and has provided his voice for the series “King of the Hill”, along with many others.
Adkins has an impressive track record as both a musician and an actor. He is best known for his number one hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinking Thing”, “Ladies Love Country Boys”, and “You’re Gonna Miss This”.
With over 11 million albums sold, along with 20 charting songs, it’s safe to say that he will bring a lot to the “Monarch” table.
Fox Original Series “Monarch” Details
The series will debut midseason for Fox on Jan. 30 just after the NFC championship game, with the second episode following on Feb. 1.
The series, which will touch on various elements of country music, is coming from writer Melissa London Hilfers. She will also executive produce the series alongside Michael Rauch, who also serves as the showrunner.
Other executive producers include Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady of The Jackal Group and Sandbox Entertainment’s Jason Owen.
With the show set to feature lots of original music and covers, Adam Anders has been added on as the executive music producer. “Monarch” is wholly owned and produced by Fox Entertainment.
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