Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel will star in a television series about a country music dynasty.
onarch is described by the Fox Network as a “Texas-sized” series featuring a fictional “first family” of American country music.
Oscar winner Sarandon, 74, will play Dottie Cantrell Roman, a titan of the genre who rose to the top with the help of her beloved husband, Albie.
However, its success is based on a lie, according to the Fox Network.
British star Friel, 45, will play Nicky Roman, who is described as willing to do anything to preserve her family’s legacy while pursuing her own quest for stardom.
Monarch is produced by Fox Entertainment and marks the first fully network-owned scripted series since its split from 20th Century Fox in 2019.
Sarandon, actress and activist, is known for films such as Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo’s Oil and Little Women.
Friel, who was born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, first found fame by appearing in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside.
She also starred in the American comedy series Pushing Daisies.
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Monarch is slated for release in the United States in January of next year.