‘Monarch’: Jon Feldman Named Showrunner, Replacing Michael Rauch On Fox Family Drama Series

We hear that production was briefly halted as Harmon Feldman took over the position. Deadline understands that given the size of the show – it is a sprawling musical family epic – there were some speed bumps hit during filming and Fox, which owns the series as its first live-action series fully since the sale of 20th Television to Disney, felt it needed to pivot.
Feldman has been named showrunner of the country music series, replacing Michael Rauch.
Exec producers for the Fox Entertainment-produced series include Hilfers, Feldman, Gail Berman, Hend Baghdady and Jason Owen.
The series, which stars Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins and Anna Friel, is set to premiere on Sunday January 30 at 10pm. Currently in production, Feldman will now oversee the series, which was created by Melissa London Hilfers.
Rauch, who created CBS drama series Instinct and was exec producer on Royal Pains, had originally supervised the writers’ room for the project, which comes out of the network’s script-to-series model, and was named showrunner when it scored a series order in May.
Monarch is a multigenerational musical drama about America’s first family of country music, the Romans. And when their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown Nicolette “Nicky” Roman, played by Friel, will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom. But even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie. The Romans are headed by the insanely talented, but tough as nails Queen of Country Music Dottie Cantrell Roman, played by Sarandon. Along with her beloved husband Albie, played by Adkins, Dottie has created a country music dynasty.
Feldman is repped by WME, Morris Yorn, Jeremy Bell and Ellen Goldsmith Vein at Gotham Group. Rauch is repped by CAA and attorney Kevin Kelly.” />
EXCLUSIVE: Fox's Monarch is getting a new boss after former Designated Survivor showrunner Jon Feldman took over the reins of the musical drama series.
Beth Ditto, Josh Sasse, Inigo Pascual, Martha Higareda, Meagan Holder and Emma Miliani also star with Eva Amurri, Adam Croasdell and Faith Prince among those recurring.
He created Fox’s supernatural drama Tru Calling, starring Eliza Dushku, and co-created ABC’s No Ordinary Family with Greg Berlanti. He has also worked on series including The Newsroom and Revenge and began his career in comedy with jobs on The Wonder Years and Dawson’s Creek. Feldman, who was previously one of the showrunners of ABC’s Kiefer Sutherland-fronted political drama Designated Survivor, has held showrunner positions including on ABC’s Blood and Oil.

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