Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott, best known for her 30 year role as Nikki Newman will star in the upcoming online series The Republic which chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Alden Family as the country collapses around them. Marc Singer, who rose to fame as Mike Donovan in the original 80’s television series “V,” also stars.
Melody plays Martha Alden, a working mother who evolves into a core-of-steel activist fighting against new laws imposed on her family. Singer plays her devoted husband Frank, a civil engineer who, blindsided by the new laws and losses, learns to adapt and thrive in this brave new world.
Preliminary sequences not involving the leads have been filmed. Shooting featuring the lead characters commences in November.
Principal photography is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.