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 Streams first on iWantTFC for free this September 13

The highly anticipated international drama series “Monarch,” which stars award-winning artists from around the world, including the Philippines’ very own Inigo Pascual, is coming to the Philippines via iWantTFC this month, to be followed by ABS-CBN’s platforms at a later date to be revealed soon.

ABS-CBN has the exclusive linear TV rights to air the series in the Philippines. Filipinos will be able to stream the series first on iWantTFC in the Philippines this September 13, which is 48 hours after its U.S. airing.

In the series, Inigo is Ace, the cute and talented adopted son of international Emmy® award-winner Anna Friel, who plays the role of Nicky. Aside from the star-studded cast composed of Anna, Academy Award®-winner Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins, Beth Ditto, and Joshua Sasse, the series will feature original and compelling covers of renowned pop and country songs per episode.

Inigo shared how grateful he is to be able to represent the Philippines in a big international series.

“It was truly a dream come true. It has always been my dream to do a Hollywood project and to be able to represent the country in a project like this. I’m extremely happy because my character in the series is Pinoy. I had to learn a Southern accent and I had to sing in country, he shared.

“I’m very grateful and excited that Filipinos will be able to watch the series. I’ve been worrying about how it would be streamed in the Philippines, so I’m grateful for iWantTFC because they were able to find a way,” he adds.

“Monarch” is a country music-themed family drama about the Romans – America’s ruthlessly ambitious, multigenerational leading first family of country music who has built an empire. But their massive success is actually built on a lie.

The reign of the Roman family is put in jeopardy when dark secrets and dangerous lies begin to hound them. Nicky, the heiress to the “Queen of Country” crown, owned by her mother, Dottie (Susan), will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy.

The Romans will get entangled in a scandalous web of complex relationships stemming from love and betrayal within their family. Intense sibling rivalry will threaten to tear their family apart as Nicky and her rebel sister Gigi (Beth) fight to be the rightful heiress.

Meanwhile, their only brother Luke (Joshua), who is the CEO of their record label and has been caught in an illicit affair, also has a troubled relationship with his father, Albie (Trace), who is also a music legend and is called the “King of Country.”

Underneath the bright lights of fame, wealth, and glamor are the Roman’s long-kept secrets of scandals, lies, and deceit. Will Nicky be successful in protecting her family’s legacy or is it already too late?

Tune in to “Monarch” first on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and website ( The series, which is distributed by Sony Pictures Television, will be available for free for iWantTFC subscribers in the Philippines on September 13 and later on ABS-CBN’s platforms at a date which will be revealed soon.

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