A series that has been something of a sleeper hit for A&E will be back, with the network announcing a season three pickup for “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”
The news comes as A&E announced a green light for four new original unscripted series, “Many Sides of Jane,” “Lost for Life,” “The Accused” and “Employable Me,” as we reported Wednesday. (All working titles.)
News of the renewal for Remini’s expose of Scientology also comes on the heels of Monday’s launch of the Church of Scientology’s own network. The launch included a rare on-screen appearance by David Miscavige, the church’s elusive leader.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed notes of “Scientology and the Aftermath”: “Remini, who in recent years has become one of the controversial religion’s most high-profile defectors, has used her A&E series as a platform to blow the whistle on stories of abuse, misconduct and retribution within the Church of Scientology. ‘Aftermath’ first premiered in November 2016 and received a season two renewal in March 2017. Details are not yet known about what’s in store for season three of the reality series.”