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A&E Renews Leah Remini’s Scientology Limited Series


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NEW YORK: A&E Network has ordered ten additional episodes of the limited docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

The new installment will consist of ten hour-long episodes exploring the accounts of former members of Scientology whose lives have been impacted by the Church’s practices. Remini and former high-level Scientology executives and church members delve deep into stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have left the Church and spoken publicly about their experiences.

“The critical and ratings success of this show speaks to television viewers’ increasing thirst for authentic and distinctive storytelling,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, the executive VP and head of programming at A&E Network. “Through Leah’s passion and perseverance she has boldly empowered so many people to step forward and we’re eager to share more of those compelling stories with a new season.”

“It became clear to us that although we were telling painful stories of former members of the Church of Scientology, this show was resonating strongly with people everywhere,” Remini commented. “The show is really about standing up for what is right and not letting bullies have their way. I feel it is important for people to know that you can take action to bring about change, both for yourself and for others. Our intention is to send a clear message to abusers that they will not go unchecked and will not be permitted to continue harming people without being questioned and challenged. We have been deluged with messages from those who have stories to tell who feel the show is a forum where their voices can be heard. We have been overwhelmed with support from well-wishers and fans of the show from around the world. But most importantly we felt compelled to proceed with another season to continue to reveal truths and seek justice for all victims.”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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