New York born actress Leah Remini, best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan on the hit series King of Queens, has been tapped by the A&E network to produce a documentary series dealing with her experiences within the controversial and highly secretive church of Scientology. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Though a network representative declined to comment, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Remini has been filming the series over the course of the summer with a launch anticipated in early 2017. Details on the series are slim — not exactly surprising considering its focus on the secretive and wildly controversial church — but it will detail Remini’s experience with Scientology and her 2013 departure as well as focus on the families of other church members.
Remini, who’s since converted to Roman Catholicism, has had a rocky relationship with the church of Scientology since her departure back in 2013 over what she described the “corrupt management” of church leader David Miscavige and other officials. Scientology has not been silent in regard to her criticism, having released a surprisingly bitter sounding “statement” to CBS back in 2015 regarding the issue that evokes the bitterly sour-grapes of a high school sweetheart scorned. Here is an example:
She needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends and other celebrities for money and attention to appear relevant again.
The series will be debuting early next year and should provide some meaningful insight into one of the most successful cults of the 20th century. Will you be tuning in? Let us know your thoughts on this recent development on Facebook or in the comments below.