While the show has avoided major on-set outbreaks that could halt production so far, Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn told The Hollywood Reporter that messing with the consistency of the show’s aerial model wasn’t worth the risk. Delaying the show allows the network to produce the entire first season and have enough time for promotion, according to the official “Monarch” webpage.
Starring cinematic icons Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel alongside country music legend Trace Adkins, the “Texas-sized multi-generational musical drama” follows a country music dynasty’s rise to stardom and the scandals that threaten to jeopardize their reign as country royalty.
Stacey Dickson, president of the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau, said her organization supports the network’s efforts to take the pandemic seriously and maintain a healthy work environment for “Monarch” cast and crew members.
“When they’re ready to pick up and go out, we’ll be ready to watch,” Dickson said. “We are very pleased to see the results of the extensive filming of ‘Monarch’ filmed in and around Hall County. Home to a production of this size, with a stellar cast and major investment, is a wonderful addition to Hall County’s already extensive filmography. We have high hopes for ‘Monarch’ and expect it to gain a loyal fanbase once released, which will keep production going for many seasons to come.