EXCLUSIVE: Instinct’s Daniel Ings and Annie Funke (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders) are set as series regulars opposite Sarah Drew in The Republic of Sarah, CBS’ drama pilot from Fulwell 73 and CBS Television Studios.

Written by Jeffrey Paul King and directed by Marc Webb, The Republic of Sarah is stated to have a Northern Exposure really feel. It centers on a smaller New Hampshire town that is thrust onto the globe stage when the discovery of a worthwhile resource inside its borders compels the residents to declare themselves an independent nation, as a result setting the unlikely young mayor, Sarah Cooper (Drew) and her Cabinet of inexperienced locals on the path of operating a brand-new nation.


Ings will play Danny. Soon after enduring a hard childhood at the hands of his mother, Danny returns to his hometown as the harbinger of its demise. A mining organization lawyer tasked with negotiating the acquisition of Morrisville’s newly found mineral resource, Danny have to confront the faces of his troubled previous — like his sister, Sarah (Drew), and her most effective buddy, Corinne (Funke) — Danny’s “one that got away.”

Funke’s Corinne is Sarah’s devoted, bubbly most effective buddy. Like Sarah, Corinne is a teacher in the town and possesses warmth, wit and savvy. But Corinne also is the only particular person in town who really understands the truth of Sarah’s partnership with her mother and the complex previous with Sarah’s brother, Danny.

Carlos Leal, Jonathan Slavin, Kirsten Nelson, James Lesure and Kimberly Guerrero co-star in the pilot, which King and Black Lamb’s Webb executive create with Anna Fricke and Fulwell 73’s Leo Pearlman and Jeff Grosvenor.

Ings lately wrapped shooting his second season in a starring part in CBS’ Instinct. A premiere date for Season two has not but been set. His other credits consist of the part of Commander Mike Parker in The Crown and a lead part in Netflix series Lovesick. He also can be noticed in Netflix miniseries Sex Education and will be featured in an upcoming episode of Black Mirror on Netflix. Ings is repped by CAA, Alan Siegel Entertainment, and United Agents in the UK.

Funke played Mae Jarvis on CBS’ Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. She lately shot guest-star roles on Gone and Chicago Fire. She had her breakout film part opposite Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year and appeared opposite Anne Hathaway in Nancy Meyers’ The Intern. Funk is repped by The Kohner Agency, Genuine Talent &amp Literary Management, and lawyer Peikoff Mahan.