Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath will follow the former Scientology member as she speaks with others who've left the controversial church. A release from the network said it will dive deep into stories of "abuse, heartbreak and harassment" experienced by those who have left the church. "This series is about sharing the truth about Scientology," said Remini. "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. For too long, this multibillion-dollar organization bullied victims and journalists to prevent the truth being told. It is my hope that we shed light on information that makes the world aware of what is really going on and encourages others to speak up so the abuses can be ended forever. I hope that people who have left now feel they have a safe place to go. I hope others who have also experienced abuses will come forward and help us to do something about it."
"Even though I had been a member of the church for a long time, I was stunned by some of the things I learned," added Remini. "There is a lot more to this story than anyone knows. And this series is breaking ground in bringing that information to light."
Leah visits the spiritual headquarters of Scientology–Clearwater, Florida–to hear Mike Rinder's personal story. As the head of Scientology's Office of Special Affairs, Mike Rinder was expected to discredit and destroy critics of the Church. But after leaving the Church, Rinder himself became fair game.
Mary Kahn was an everyday parishioner who ascended to the Church of Scientology's highest levels of spiritual enlightenment. But as she shares with Leah, the price tag of her experience was extreme – eventually including the relationship with her youngest son.
After Leah receives a letter from the church accusing her of provoking hate crimes, she meets with the young man whom the church says she incited; Mike asks Leah to sit down with journalists who have been hounded by the church for their reporting.
Leah and Mike Rinder host a second Q&A session to answer the many questions posted on social media. They are joined by several special guests: Lawrence Wright, the author of "Going Clear;" Ray Jeffrey, one of few lawyers to take the Church on in court; and Steve Hassan, an author known for his studies in cult behavior and deprogramming.