A series that won an Emmy last year and is nominated again this year has been picked up for a fourth season. A&E today announced the renewal for “Born This Way,” which won Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program in 2016 and has six nominations for this year’s Primetime Emmys.
The cable channel ordered an eight-episode season. Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming for A&E Network, made the announcement.
“Over the past three seasons, ‘Born This Way’ has been a prime example of quality storytelling that motivates us to celebrate and embrace diversity,” said Frontain Bryant. “We are honored to reunite with these incredible young adults and their families as they fearlessly share their accomplishments, struggles and dreams, shifting society’s perception about differences along the way.”
The series, produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, “provides an intimate look at a diverse group of young men and women with Down syndrome as they pursue their passions and lifelong dreams, explore friendships, romantic relationships and work, all while defying society’s expectations,” A&E notes. “The series also gives voice to the parents, allowing them to talk about the joy their son or daughter brings to their family, and the challenges they face in helping them live as independently as possible.”
Executive producers for Bunim/Murray are Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Laura Korkoian. Kasey Barrett and Millee Taggart Ratcliffe serve as co-executive producers. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Shelly Tatro.