Fox’s next prime-time soap opera Monarch gets a new showrunner. Deadline reports that ex-Designated survivor showrunner Jon Harmon Feldman assumed the role in the country music drama, replacing Michel Rauch.
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Harmon Feldman is set to oversee the Melissa London Hilfers-series created. Deadline notes that due to the sprawling nature of the show, “there were speed bumps during filming.” As a result, Fox, who owns Monarch (his “first live-action series entirely since the sale of 20th Television to Disney”), decided to make a change. Production paused for a moment while Harmon Feldman took the reins.
In addition to his experience on Designated survivor, Harmon Feldman was the showrunner of Blood and oil, created True call, co-created No ordinary family, and worked on hit shows The press room and Revenge.
Rauch originally ran the Writers’ Room on Monarch, which emerged from Fox’s storyline-to-series model. He became a showrunner when Monarch was ordered in series in May. Rauch created CBS ‘ Instinct and EP-ed royal pains.
Monarch will premiere Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. EST on Fox.