The Republic of Sarah
The bucolic tranquility of Greylock, New Hampshire is upended when a massive vein of coltan – an incredibly valuable mineral used in tech – is discovered under the town. State-backed mining company Lydon Industries swoops in with plans to extract the mineral, which will wipe Greylock off the map. With her friends and family in danger of losing their homes, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper (Stella Baker) vows to stop Lydon’s bulldozers. Leading Lydon’s efforts is Sarah’s estranged brother, Danny Cooper (Luke Mitchell). After enduring a difficult childhood at the hands of his mother, former New Hampshire state senator Ellen Cooper (Megan Follows), Danny is eager to exact his revenge on a community he feels abandoned him. Sarah enlists her friends – fellow teacher Corinne Dearborn (Hope Lauren), police officer Amy “AJ” Johnson (Nia Holloway), and diner manager Grover Simms (Ian Duff) – in the fight against Danny. There seems to be no way to stop the town’s impending demise, until Sarah proposes an oddly intriguing solution: Greylock could declare independence, since the town’s land was never properly claimed by the United States. With the help of a group of supporters that includes Sarah’s friends and three of her teenage students – LA transplant Maya Jiménez (Izabella Alvarez), introspective outsider Tyler Easterbrook (Forrest Goodluck), and preppy “popular girl” Bella Whitmore (Landry Bender) – they win the vote. Now, Sarah and her allies must confront an even more daunting task: building a country from scratch.
Sarah (Stella Baker) is faced with her first major challenge as a leader when Greylock’s power is shut off. Negotiating with utility companies doesn’t go as planned, so Sarah proposes a controversial new idea that involves inviting Danny (Luke Mitchell) and Lydon Industries back to town. After a pep talk from AJ (Nia Holloway), Sarah knows she must make some tough decisions, which causes problems for Grover (Ian Duff) and Corinne (Hope Lauren). Meanwhile, Bella (Landry Bender) pushes boundaries with her dad when it comes to spending time with Tyler (Forrest Goodluck) and Sarah, which leaves Maya (Izabella Alvarez) wondering if she misjudged Bella.
When the governor of New Hampshire closes Greylock’s borders, Sarah (Stella Baker) calls on Bella (Landry Bender), Tyler (Forrest Goodluck), and Maya’s (Izabella Alvarez) spunky teenage energy to help her solve the problem. Corinne (Hope Lauren) pushes Danny (Luke Mitchell) to reveal a secret that he’s been keeping from everyone, including Sarah and Ellen (Megan Follows). Meanwhile, an extreme act from Grover (Ian Duff) reveals the depth of his struggles with the recent loss of a loved one.
When Sarah (Stella Baker) discovers that everyone in Greylock is being charged foreign transaction fees, she enlists her friends to help her create own currency. Grover (Ian Duff) shares with Danny (Luke Mitchell) what really happened to Corinne (Hope Lauren) after he left. Bella (Landry Bender) and Tyler (Forrest Goodluck) try to find a way to make their relationship work long distance. Meanwhile, Ellen (Megan Follows) asks Sarah for help with her sobriety, which forces Sarah to learn to let go.
With Lydon’s workers causing problems, Sarah (Stella Baker) drafts an executive order to help protect Greylock’s residents, but her new law leaves one of their own facing consequences instead. Grover (Ian Duff) introduces Danny (Luke Mitchell) to a new friend, but they have more in common than Danny realizes. Maya (Izabella Alvarez) feels abandoned by everyone in her life, but Luis (guest star Salvatore Antonio) proves he’s in her corner. Meanwhile, AJ (Nia Holloway) ignores Corinne’s (Hope Lauren) advice when it comes to her relationship status.
After a damaging magazine article is written about Sarah (Stella Baker), she realizes that it's time for Greylock to create a more representative government. With an election open to anyone, Danny (Luke Mitchell), Maya (Izabella Alvarez), AJ (Nia Holloway), and Corinne (Hope Lauren) take a shot at the four available seats. Meanwhile, AJ, Sarah, and Grover (Ian Duff) all find themselves facing complications in their respective love lives.
Amy "AJ" Johnson
Jeffrey Paul King
Drinking, family drama in mild small-town series.
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