The saga continues. Leah Remini, who famously exited the Church of Scientology in 2013, is producing a Scientology TV series drama for A&E, EW reports. The King of Queens star’s most recent series role was Nicki, on The Exes TV show, which was cancelled in 2015, after four seasons on TV Land. She also played Terry Baumgardner on Family Tools, which was cancelled in 2013, after two weeks, although ABC did burn off all 10 episodes produced.
After Remini left Scientology, she and her family did a TLC reality series, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, which ran for two seasons, before being cancelled. Her mother, Vicki Marshall, reared Remini and her older sister Nicole in the faith, since childhood. On November 3, 2015, Ballantine Books released her memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology. Watch the star discuss losing her religion, after the jump.
Watch “Leah Remini Speaks Out on Scientology.”
Leah Remini and friend Sherry Ollins describe their time in Scientology’s Sea Org and her billion year contract, to ABC’s Nightline. The video includes a clip of Remini’s 1990s turn as Serafina Tortelli, daughter of Cheers‘ Carla (Rhea Perlman), as well as a clip of her 1996 appearance on NYPD Blue. She also claims, “Being critical of Tom Cruise, is being critical of Scientology, itself.”
Watch Leah Remini call Scientology an “Extremist Religion.” The actress discusses her emotional connection to Dawson’s Creek alum, Katie Holmes, who also left the church, when she divorced Tom Cruise.
What do you think? Are you a Leah Remini fan? Would you watch her Scientology drama series?