A+E Networks has inked an overall, exclusive first-look development deal with Emmy Award-winning producer Leah Remini.
Under the terms of the new agreement, the broadcaster will team with Remini (pictured) to produce unscripted projects for A+E Networks portfolio. Remini and A+E Originals, the company’s newly launched in-house non-fiction division, will develop and produce new documentary content beyond the subject of Scientology over the course of the next two years.
This marks the first overall deal for A+E Originals which was created to internally develop and produce non-fiction and documentary content for distribution across the A+E portfolio, including A&E Network, Lifetime, History, LMN and FYI.
A+E Originals plans to commission more than 50 hours of original non-fiction content in its first year. Additional details will be announced in the coming months.
Additionally, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, has been renewed for a third season with an eight-episode order along with five specials on A&E Network. The series took home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special in 2017, as well as a Producers Guild Award in 2018.
The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) produces Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath for A&E Network. Remini serves as executive producer for her No Seriously Productions. Executive producers for IPC are Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman. Myles Reiff serves as showrunner and executive producer.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the series.