In 2013, actor Leah Remini (best known from The King of Queens) had a highly publicized break from Scientology, becoming one of the
cult's pseudo-religion's most well-known ex-members. In 2015 she wrote Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology and on November 29, the first episode of her new A&E docuseries, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, is scheduled to air.
In the trailer for the series, released Tuesday, Remini explains why she wanted to make the show, saying, "My whole life I was a very dedicated Scientologist. I didn’t want to find out what I’d done was a lie. Something inside of me was saying, 'Get them out of this thing.'"
In a statement about the show, Remini said,
This series is about sharing the truth about Scientology. Truth born out of very personal experiences. Truth that is shocking, things I did not expect to find when I embarked on the journey of making these shows. Even though I had been a member of the Church for a long time, I was stunned by some of the things I learned. There is a lot more to this story than anyone knows. And this series is breaking ground on bringing that information to light.