A new group ventures to New York City's Brooklyn borough on the series’ upcoming season
TLC continues its popular “Breaking Amish” adventure with a third season beginning Thursday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. ET.
Over 10 new hour-long episodes, five new cast members will leave their conservative and rural homes to experience city life in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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The cable channel's cameras will follow the crew as they experience “English life” for the first time. They'll all accept the challenge of moving to the big city with all its temptations in order to get a taste of a life they hadn't known before. They'll also be faced with creating new relationships with each other and the people they'll encounter. Plus, each new cast member will have their own goals for doing so.
Will they face the difficult decision of returning to continue their lives in their Amish communities or risk everything they knew in order to embrace a new life in the city?
TheWrap has the exclusive first look at Season 3 above.
Read TLC's bios for “Breaking Amish's” third season cast members below:
Miriam, a 26-year-old mom from Ohio is currently being shunned for continued disobedience to her Amish community. She must make the difficult choice to either go through confession or leave her family behind. With her dream of working in construction, Miriam wants to make a better life for her son, but she must decide whether being away from him is worth it.
Vonda, a 29-year-old from Indiana, is already committed to the Amish faith through her baptism and risks losing it all if she chooses to leave. After losing her previous boyfriend to cancer, Vonda is now more ready than ever to see what else is out there for her.
Barbie, a 22-year-old from Kentucky, wants to get the full English experience even though she is getting pressure from her parents to settle down. Leaving her longtime boyfriend will be very difficult and although he has always been supportive of her dreams, their relationship will be tested as she ventures to New York.
Bates is a 21-year-old, carefree spirit from Ohio who does not fit into his family's Amish lifestyle and dreams of one day becoming an actor. Bates has a rocky relationship with his father because of his non-Amish ways, but his mother and siblings will be crushed if he chooses to leave the Amish culture for good.
Matthias, 21, was adopted by his Amish parents in Ohio but has never officially joined the church. He has always wondered about his birth family and hopes to find some clarity in his search for acceptance. He recently married a Mennonite woman and is expecting a child later this year, so he must decide if he should pursue his music career or stay home and raise his family.
Produced by Hot Snakes Media for TLC, “Breaking Amish” quickly became one of TLC's most popular programs. Its series premiere in September 2012 attracted more than three million viewers. In June, spinoff “Return to Amish” raked in 2.4 million total viewers and posted the franchise's highest number of total viewers and household ratings since season 1 of “Breaking Amish” in November 2012.