‘Breaking Amish’ to Return for Season 2, Spinoff Announced

by | April 3, 2013 at 3:03 PM | Breaking Amish

"Breaking Amish" (TLC)

TLC announced Wednesday that it’s bringing back the controversial hit “Breaking Amish” for a second season — and launching a new spinoff while they’re at it.

The five original cast members — Abe, Rebecca, Kate, Sabrina and Jeremiah — featured last season on the reality series are returning for the next chapter, “Breaking Amish: Brave New World.”

The spinoff series will follow the group as they reunite and try to make a fresh start in Sarasota, Fla., home to a large ex-Amish and Amish community. Viewers can expect the gang to be exposed to “more relationship conflict, dramatic moments between the roommates, surprise visits, financial struggles and major decisions as this group tries to acclimate to their new ‘English’ lives in yet another unfamiliar city,” according to the press release.

“Brave New World” will premiere Sunday, May 12 at 10/9c on TLC.

Meanwhile, a new cast of youngsters looking to explore the world beyond the Amish community will be featured on a second season of “Breaking Amish.” The first season, which didn’t come without controversy, broke records for TLC.

“The BREAKING AMISH franchise is a remarkable look at individuals facing a critical crossroads in their lives, whether to pursue the dreams they’ve always had, or stay in the only life they’ve ever known. Both iterations of the series follow a group of young men and women on their own journeys of self discovery as they navigate new relationships and explore the world around them,” said Amy Winter, GM, TLC.