Updated November 16:

A representative for Melody Thomas-Scott has said that due to an emergency, Melody has regrettably had to pull out of her role in “The Republic.” The role of Martha Alden will now be played by film actress Sean Young.

Updated November 11:

Soaps.com has acquired the first photo of Melody Thomas-Scott as she’ll appear in her new web series, “The Rebublic!” Check out her dark locks!

For more on the series, Soaps.com readers can visit The Republic. As always, Soaps.com will bring you updates as they become available.

Original Article November 2:

Soaps.com has learned that Melody Thomas-Scott, who plays Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless, is set to appear in a new online web series entitled, “The Republic.”

The series is described as a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of the Alden Family as the country collapses around them.

Melody will play Martha Alden, and she is due to start taping her scenes in November.

Soap.com congratulates Melody on this new challenge – we look forward to seeing the show! Watch this spot for updates on when the online series is available for viewing. Be sure to leave Soaps.com a comment on this news in the space below!

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