TLC’s ‘Escaping the Prophet': Former FLDS Member Fights to Free Church Members (Exclusive Video)

Former FLDS member Flora Jessop draws on her troubled past to empower a young girl in a similar situation in TheWrap’s exclusive preview

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:32 PM

On the heels of its series “Breaking the Faith,” TLC returns with another series focusing on the fascinating world of FLDS, an isolated community characterized by male dominance and polygamy, and the reigning hand of Warren Jeffs.

In an in-depth look at the secretive world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, TLC’s “Escaping the Prophet” follows ex-church member Flora Jessop as she helps families escape from the repressive community. And TheWrap has an exclusive preview of the series.

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Produced by Screaming Flea Productions, the six-episode series premiering Tuesday explores the suppressive and often dangerous realities of FLDS as experienced by Jessop and the families that she attempts to liberate.

Jessop faced extreme physical, mental and sexual abuse before escaping FLDS at the age of 16, and now works as a social-activist both within and outside of the FLDS community. As a former member she is considered “deadly” to the community and must tread carefully as she tries to break through the mindsets, fears, and beliefs of those she aims to help.

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“Escaping the Prophet” premieres Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10/9c on TLC.

Watch a preview above.


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