One year after actor Inigo Pascual started taping his first international series Monarch in the US, the American country drama which stars award-winning artists from around the world, including Academy Award for Best Actress winner Susan Sarandon, is now going to be available for viewing locally. ABS-CBN has the exclusive linear TV rights to air the series in the Philippines with Filipinos being able to stream the series first on iWantTFC in the Philippines this September 13, 48 hours after its US airing.
Monarch is a country music-themed family drama about the Romans – America’s ruthlessly ambitious, multigenerational first family of country music who has built an empire. But their massive success is actually built on a lie. In the series, Inigo plays the role of Ace Roman, the cute and talented adopted son from the Philippines of international Emmy® award-winner Anna Friel, who plays the role of Nicky. Other cast members include Trace Adkins, Beth Ditto, and Joshua Sasse. The series will also feature original and covers of renowned pop and country songs in every episode.
The reign of the Roman family is put in jeopardy when dark secrets and dangerous lies begin to hound them. Nicky, the heiress to the “Queen of Country” crown, owned by her mother, Dottie (Susan), will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy. But the Romans will get entangled in a scandalous web of complex relationships stemming from love and betrayal within their family. Intense sibling rivalry will also threaten to tear their family apart as Nicky and her rebel sister Gigi (Beth) fight to be the rightful heiress. Meanwhile, their only brother Luke (Joshua), who is the CEO of their record label and has been caught in an illicit affair, also has a troubled relationship with his father, Albie (Trace), who is also a music legend and is called the “King of Country.” Underneath the bright lights of fame, wealth, and glamor are the Romans’ long-kept secrets of scandals, lies, and deceit. Will Nicky be successful in protecting her family’s legacy or is it already too late?
Tune in to Monarch first on the iWantTFC app (iOS and Android) and website (iwanttfc.com). The series, which is distributed by Sony Pictures Television, will be available for free for iWantTFC subscribers in the Philippines on September 13 and later on ABS-CBN’s platforms at a date which will be announced soon.