Shania Twain, the best-selling female country performer ever, will always be associated with music first. But, once again, her next return will apparently be as an actor, not a musician. Or maybe both …
Fox’s new country-inflected musical drama Monarch, which premieres September 11, will guest star Twain, the network confirmed Wednesday.
Other country musicians like Martina McBride and Tanya Tucker are also slated to appear in Monarch.
Will Twain perform on the show? And will McBride and Tucker too? We’ll have to wait and see.
Last we heard from Shania Twain, she acted in the Christian romantic drama I Still Believe alongside Gary Sinise. The music biopic revolved around the life of Christian-music singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp and his first wife, who battled ovarian cancer.
Also two years ago, Twain opened up on The Late Late Show With James Corden about her stage fright.
Monarch Has More Than Just Shania Twain In Its Pocket
Meanwhile, the new Fox show Monarch features Susan Sarandon in the starring role of Dottie Cantrell. The main cast also includes country-music legend Tracy Adkins, indie-rock singer Beth Ditto, Anna Friel, Martha Higareda, and Joshua Sasse.
Fox has teased Monarch’s premiere on the Twitter account for the new TV show.
On Wednesday, the account retweeted a new Entertainment Weekly feature surrounding the show. The article includes the first glimpses of Shania Twain and the other guest stars in the show.
Moreover, the magazine describes the show as “Nashville meets Succession.” Incidentally, Monarch focuses on the Roman family; Roman Roy is one of the main characters in Succession. Perhaps a similar Shakespearean storyline will be afoot in Succession?
Whatever the case, Fox’s promotions department is making no mistake that Monarch is a defiantly country-music show.
“We’re in for a wild ride y’all,” the Twitter account posted in early July.
“Let the countdown begin, y’all. #Monarch premieres in ONE MONTH!” read another post published about a week later.