The moment of the premieres was stunned by spectators who walked into the new Fox show.
Susan Sarandon is the main character of Dottie Roman, who married Albie Romans in 1978, and she is becoming the first person to support the Monarch family for generations to come, and she is beginning a program in which she hopes to encourage her daughter, Nicolette "Nicky" Roman (Anna Friel), and her other children, Gigi Taylor-Roman (Beth Ditto) and Luke (Joshua Sasse, both in power.
After the shocking series premiere, the show creative team offered an explanation.
SPOILERS is set to premiere in the series.
Who died in the Monarch series premiere?
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, her future was uncertain. However, she decided to put her life on hold after a family meeting.
As she enters the first episode with her daughter, Nicky passes away on a very abrupt conclusion.
Is Susan Sarandon''s time on the show ended after being stripped of the Oscar-winning actress and featured her heavily in the sequel?
What does this mean for Monarch?
As usual, Fox and the production team are concerned about the situation.
Variety (opens in a new tab) spoke with Fox''s president of entertainment Michael Thorn, who said that Dotties'' death was always part of the plan.
"It was always designed that the matriarch of the family would die at the end of the pilot," he said. "It was also always designed that the matriarch would then return in several episodes throughout the first season in flashback."
After its special premiere following the Foxs NFL doubleheader, the series begins on Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT, beginning September 20. As soon as the first episode ended, a look ahead revealed that Sarandon was still in the picture, leading many to wonder what it all means.
"There are two things going on in the series," Thorn said. "The first one is, as you know, theres the succession story of who will inherit the crown of country music after Dottie Roman passes away. "But in part, in the flashback, is Trace Adkins'' claim that the Roman legacy is based on lies."
Fans may expect a "mystery-thriller" that collided with the present-day events in the past.
Sarandon is deeply rooted in the show''s mythology, according to executive producer Jon Heldman. "She is everywhere. She influences everything. So she will appear in several episodes, and we have some great things planned for her."
"There''s nothing more satisfying for us than writing for Dottie," says showrunner Melissa London Hilfers.
It''s not the first series to operate in a dual timeline., which has recently been reduced after six seasons, featured two timelines that fit into each other throughout several seasons, even after showing matriarch Smurf, played by Ellen Barkin, was killed off in season 4.
The first episode of Hulu is now available for download.