Leah Remini is working on a reality series about Scientology for A&E, TheWrap has learned.
The exact nature of the show is unknown at this time, but it is said that it will focus on Remini’s departure from the church in 2013 as well as the lives of other families connected with the church.
A&E declined TheWrap’s request for comment.
News broke back in June that Remini was planning a series on how Scientology “rips families apart,” but there was no network attached at that time.
Remini made a very public split with the church in 2013, and went on to publish a tell-all book, “Troublemaker,” about the inner workings of Scientology and church leadership.
Remini also pulled no punches in a “20/20” interview regarding the church, revealing that she was punished for telling Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to “get a room.” Remini also said she was asked to bring along her friend Jennifer Lopez to Cruise and Holmes’ wedding, presumably in an attempt to convert the actress-singer to Scientology.
The Church has previously denied all of Remini’s allegations, releasing a statement claiming everything in her book is false.
“Leah Remini knows the truth she conveniently rewrites in her revisionist history,” the statement read in part. “The real story is that she desperately tried to remain a Scientologist in 2013, knowing full well she was on the verge of being expelled for refusing to abide by the high level of ethics and decency Scientologists are expected to maintain.”
Remini is represented by APA, which packaged the series, Carol Bodie at art2perform and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman LLP.
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