A two-hour special coming up this month will take a look at the history of the clash between the Church of Scientology and its most outspoken critics. The program, “Merchants of Fear,” is set to air on A&E on Monday, May 29.
The standalone special grew out of A&E’s series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” in which the actress attempts to document secrecy and misbehavior on the part of the church.
“In this two-hour special, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder explore the historical relationship between the Church of Scientology and its often vocal critics,” A&E said in today’s announcement. “A series of special guests candidly describe their personal experiences investigating controversial stories about the Church and how the Church has responded to their work. The special will also feature a sneak peak of the upcoming season two.”
A&E notes that “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” was cable’s No. 1 new unscripted series of 2016 in adults 25-54 and total viewers in Live+7. The limited series is currently in production on its second season, which will consist of 10 new hour-long episodes.