Tue 13 Jun 2017, 13:46
The second season, already in preproduction, will consist of 10 episodes.
Hot on the heels of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, which airs its final episode on Crime and Investigation (CI) (170) on Thursday 14 June at 20:00, comes the news that A+E Networks® has renewed the show for a second season.
The show gives a voice to former members of the Church of Scientology, with actress Leah Remini at the helm, along with other high level former Scientology executives and Church members, delving deep into individual experiences. According to Remini, the series was born out of her personal experiences, and she wishes that it would encourage others to speak out in sharing their stories on the practices of the Church.
Remini speaks to ex-Church members and their families, and each episode features stories from former members whose lives have been impacted by the Church, even well after they have left the organisation. Along with a team of former high-ranking Scientology insiders like Mike Rinder, who understood the inner workings and policies of the organisation, Leah leads the viewers through this journey.
The show premiered in the US to 2.1 million total viewers and 1.1 million viewers adults 25-54, making it the network’s #1 new series launch in more than two years. The original docuseries also attracted 913 000 viewers in adults 18-49, per Nielsen Fast Cable Ratings.
The second season, already in preproduction, will consist of 10 episodes. Once again it will be executive produced by Remini and her No Seriously Productions, alongside The Intellectual Property Corp.'s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman.