KingThe country music family lineage series, starring Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins, Anna Friel and Beth Ditto, has become the latest victim of COVID-19.
Fox has pushed back the series’ launch since January as a result of the growing spread of the virus. The series was to premiere on Sunday, January 30.
The network called the series, its first wholly owned drama, a “top priority”, but the move was forced as a result of the pandemic’s impact on production.
Fox is hoping that by moving the show to the fall of its 2022/23 season, it will benefit from more time to produce the entire first season and market the drama.
This is one of the most important scalps of the growing spread of the Omicron version. many broadcast shows from NCIS To Chicago Fire and late night shows like Late Late Show with James Corden And Late Night With Seth Meyers – Production has stopped, but King Shifting its premiere by nine months is a huge blow to the network.
“Powerfully compelling drama, with an incredible pedigree of talent and musical performance, King, is a top priority for Fox Entertainment in 2022,” said a Fox spokesperson.
“Unfortunately, due to the inevitable realities of the pandemic and the profound impact of COVID-19 on our industry and around the world, it is necessary to reschedule KingTo fall early January 30th. As a cornerstone of Fox’s new 2022-23 slate, relocating a show of this magnitude will allow us to produce its entire first season, create additional, high-profile content and promotional windows to support the launch and help our audiences. is allowed to provide the best opportunity to enjoy. With the intention of running the series as a non-compromising episode. We thank our cast, producers, writers and the entire crew for their tireless work and unrelenting dedication to a world full of country music. King.”
The network is currently figuring out whether to replace King In the schedule for Sunday, January 30, and again on Tuesday at 9 p.m. to move forward for midseason.
King Shooting will continue until spring in Atlanta.
It’s the latest blow to the series, which revealed that Deadline was forced to bring in a new showrunner in the form of former designated survivor Showrunner John Feldman replaces Michael Roach.
Created by Melissa London Hilfors, King Came out of the network’s fledgling script-to-series model.
King Country Music of America is a multi-generational musical drama about the first family of Romans. The Romans are led by the extremely talented, but nail queen of country music Dottie Cantrell Roman, played by Sarandon. With her beloved husband Albie, played by Adkins, Dottie has built a country music dynasty. But even though the name Roman is synonymous with authenticity, the basis of their success lies in lies. And when her reign as country royalty is in jeopardy, the heir to the Crown Nicolette “Nicky” Roman, played by Friel, will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while her quest for stardom. Will find out for sure.
Beth Ditto, Josh Sasse, Inigo Pascual, Martha Higareda, Megan Holder and Emma Miliani also star in recurring roles, with Eva Amurri, Adam Crosdale and Faith Prince.
Produced by Fox Entertainment, executive producers for the series include Hilfers, Feldman, Gail Berman, Hend Baghdadi and Jason Owen.