Breaking Amish debuted on TLC last year to mixed reviews; however, despite uncertain critical feelings, the show is back for a second season fully intending to prove to everyone that it’s a show to contend with. The show has an interesting premise. It takes a handful of Amish young adults and documents their new journeys — a time of “first experiences” — in a new environment, an entirely different culture, one with strange new customs and beliefs totally different form their own. This season, the Amish kids will be heading to the land of glitz and glam: L.A.
Now, if you’re super duper pumped up for this show’s return, then why not check out the preview below, as well as take a moment to meet the newest cast members.
TLC says of the new season:
“This season features brighter skies – and darker secrets – as the cast leave their homes and venture west to live together under one roof, experiencing a lot of ‘firsts’ along the way. Though they share similar backgrounds, they find their lives to be very different, and must not only work to adjust to a new city, but to each other as well. Their entire lives are at stake, as their family, faith, and community may reject them completely based on the decision to venture west.”
And now let’s meet the kids!
Lizzie – Amish, 21 years old, from Pennsylvania. From a large Amish family, she tried to forge a life outside of the community, much to the disappointment of her parents. Lizzie’s harboring a secret that makes her want to set on a new life journey and hopes that this is her opportunity.
Matt – Mennonite, 24 years old, from Pennsylvania. Matt’s family joined the Mennonite faith when he was 7, changing his life forever. One of his siblings has already left the community, and he wonders if exploring his interest in fashion design will set him on the same path.
Betsy – Amish, 21 years old, from Ohio. Adopted as a baby into an Amish household, she has tried living outside of the faith, but recently married an Amish man. Despite this, Betsy continues to struggle with being a member of the community, and hopes to come to peace with a decision.
Devon – Amish, 21, from Indiana. Living at home with his Amish parents, Devon remains conflicted about the Amish lifestyle. He remains unsure of his future and is interested in experiencing life with the English before making a final decision.
Iva – Amish, 19 years old, from Pennsylvania. Iva’s parents divorced when she was young, and her father left the community, though her mother remained. Iva explored life among the “English” but hasn’t been able to make it work and remains unsure of where she belongs.
Are you getting pumped up for the return of Breaking Amish? The show premieres July 21 on TLC. Check out the sneak peek video below.