Created by Jeffrey Paul King, ‘The Republic of Sarah‘ is a drama series that follows a rebellious high school teacher, Sarah Cooper, who must save her town from being wiped out by a mining company. The company wants to economize the priceless mineral that lies underneath, and Sarah’s only mission is to guide her people as they try and save their home ground. Upon its release in 2021, the show has garnered mixed reviews from critics.
The critics appreciated the efforts the show puts into its world-building, although some felt that the series falls short on the drama aspect. Nevertheless, the viewers have warmed up to its unique premise and intriguing characters. After one season, you must be wondering if the network will renew the show for another season. In that case, here’s what you should know about a potential season 2!
The Republic of Sarah Season 2 Release Date
‘The Republic of Sarah’ season 1 released on June 14, 2021, on The CW and concluded its 13-episode run on September 6, 2021. Every episode is around 60 minutes long.
As far as the second season is concerned, we’d like to share with you everything we know. On September 2, 2021, it was announced that the series would not return for another round. Through a heartfelt Instagram post, the series creator Jeffrey Paul King expressed his sentiments regarding the news set to disappoint the dedicated circle of fans who were genuinely invested in the show.
Although the exact reasons for the show’s demise have not been explicitly stated, low ratings and plummeting viewership ratings are often the reason why most TV shows are discontinued. Statistically speaking, the drama series became one of The CW’s lowest-rated original shows in 2021, scoring a 0.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and garnering about 320,000 weekly viewers. Although these numbers may sound decent from a numeric perspective, they were not enough to keep the show afloat.
In addition, the series reportedly didn’t receive worldwide recognition or popularity compared to the other shows on the network. The current lineup of shows on The CW includes heavyweights such as ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,’ ‘Legacies,’ and ‘Riverdale.’ However, the cast and crew got emotional after Paul King thanked the fans on social media. Landry Bender (Bella Whitmore) wrote in response, “Thank u for creating this family jpk ❤️”
Izabella Alvarez (Maya Jimenez) mentioned, “Forever my family. I love you all so much”. Xander Berkley (Paul Cooper) also gave a shoutout to the team for doing “an amazing job creating a world we were all so happy to inhabit.” Additionally, the actor shared his thoughts about the show’s cancellation as he continued, “Would that the ‘powers that be’ had thought to promote it. I have a hunch it would have caught on if they had.”
Therefore, as of now, ‘The Republic of Sarah’ season 2 officially stands canceled. As observed in shows that undergo premature endings, the creators sometimes decide to roll out spin-off series, which is not entirely uncommon. So, we could hope for something like that at best. If not, we could keep our fingers crossed, hoping for another network or streaming platform to pick up the series.
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