There will be no second season for The Republic of Sarah after The CW decided to cancel the drama after a single season.
“I’m sad to say the news is not good. The Republic of Sarah will come to an end on Monday with what will now be our series finale,” creator Jeffrey Paul King announced in an Instagram post on Thursday. “Thank you so much to everyone who watched and who let our little show into their lives. It means the world to us. Please tune in on Monday and help us say goodbye to Greylock.”
Written by King, the show stars Stella Baker as high school history teacher Sarah Cooper who uses an obscure loophole to declare her small New England town an independent country when it’s threatened with destruction by a mining company.
Aside from Baker, the drama also starred Luke Mitchell as Danny Cooper, Hope Lauren as Corinne Dearborn, Nia Holloway as Amy “AJ” Johnson, Ian Duff as Grover Sims, Forrest Goodluck as Tyler Easterbrook, Landry Bender as Bella Whitmore, Izabella Alvarez as Maya Jimenez and Megan Follows as Ellen Cooper.
The series has averaged 326,000 weekly viewers and a 0.05 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers). Out of the 30+ shows The CW has aired since Fall 2020, it only has out-rated the imports Wellington Paranormal and Dead Pixels, and placed 28th in total audience.
“The Republic of Sarah” will be the only original scripted series from the 2020-2021 roster to not return with a second season, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
Other rookie shows that launched with the series — “Kung Fu,” “Superman & Lois” and “Walker” — have been renewed by the network.