The Crossover Continues: Inigo Pascual Joins Lead Cast of "Monarch" Fox TV Drama

Posted By: Nino Llanera
Post Date: October 28, 2021

As announced by Variety & Deadline, Inigo Pascual is taking another massive leap into his international career by joining the lead cast of FOX's upcoming Musical Drama "Monarch," with an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winning Susan Sarandon and country star Trace Adkins. This is a huge step not only for Inigo, but for FOX as they make a significant impact in diversifying the cast with a Filipino actor as one of the leads, and an inspiration to others as they look to crossover into Hollywood.

The musical drama was created by Melissa London Hilfers and stars Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel. "Monarch" is a multi-generational musical drama that centers around the Romans, America's first family of Country music. The new show will debut midseason for Fox on January 30, 2022, immediately after the NFC Championship Game, with the show's second episode airing on February 1, 2022.

"The Romans have created a country music dynasty but when their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, Nicolette will stop at nothing to protect her family's legacy."

FOX

The news was announced on the week of Inigo's 24th Birthday, making it one to always remember. For the past few years, the young talent has been making waves with his music internationally, releasing his latest international album, "Options," and his latest single, "Danger," featuring Common Kings and DJ Flict.

Last year he was featured in Jo Koy's Netflix Comedy Special "In his Element."

He's been working hard making opportunities for himself on the global stage and his hard work continues to pay off. You can catch Inigo's journey of crossing over here on the MYX original series "The Crossover."

ABOUT INIGO PASCUAL:

Inigo Pascual is a young, international pop superstar from the Philippines with over 4M+ social media followers. His 2016 release “Dahil Sa’yo,” a song he penned himself, topped Billboard PH charts at #1 for 3 months and remains as the most dominant OPM (original pilipino music) release in history. A tireless worker in constant demand from his millions of fans, Inigo turned his attention toward the international market in 2019, collaborating with Australian-Chinese vlogger and musician, Wengie, Singaporean rapper Akasha, GRAMMY-nominated reggae artist J Boog as well as UK/US popular boybands, New Rules and PRETTYMUCH. He worked with GRAMMY award-winning producers from Manila to Los Angeles, CA on a solo album, giving birth to his lead single, “Options” and island pop hit “Catching Feelings.” Inigo became a familiar name in media and international radio while doing promo rounds in Los Angeles, New York, and even taking the stage during halftime at an NBA game. Radio airplay was followed by appearances in San Francisco, London, Toronto, Tokyo, and Sydney on popular stations like IHeartRadio in the US, SBS Pop Radio in Australia and BBC Radio in the UK. The “Catching Feelings” (Bimwala Remix) charted on Top 5 new songs on stations like Island 98.5 and HI93 in Hawaii. He has recently been part of 88Rising's exclusive online festival, "Asia Rising Forever" and performed "Catching Feelings" on Jo Koy's Netflix special, "In His Elements", with the track racing to the top of Shazam Charts in various cities globally. 

After album singles “Should Be Me,” and “Lost” dropped in 2020, Inigo joined a band of international artists assembled by Tarsier Records for “RISE” - a cross-cultural unity track featuring Eric Bellinger (USA), Sam Concepcion (PH), Moophs (PH), Zee Avi (Malaysia), and Vince Nantes (USA), putting him in front of a new category of listeners and proving that no pandemic can stop his international track. To close off his 2020 streak, Inigo releases “Always” - a dancehall-pop tune that sprouted with “RISE” co-collaborators, Vince Nantes, Sam Concepcion and Moophs. He plans to release his “Options” album in 2021. 

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