"The way the organization has responded without taking responsibility for what they do to people, I need to continue," Remini, who left the Church of Scientology four years ago, told THR, "It would be another [scenario] if they stopped trying to discredit everyone's stories and said, 'If you don't like it, don't be part of Scientology.'"
The first season of Scientology and the Aftermath focused on allegations of abuse and misconduct by the Church, and while the organization hasn't taken any formal legal action against the series, Scientology reps haven't been shy about expressing their disapproval.
Already in preproduction, season two of the docuseries will consist of 10 episodes, and is reportedly set for a summer return, just as A&E begins an Emmy campaign, submitting the show in the Informational Series or Special category.
According to Remini, who executive produces the series with her No Seriously Productions mantle alongside The Intellectual Property Corp.'s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman, season two already has a lot of material, as people started lining up to participate after season one's premiere.
"The dedication it takes to be a Scientologist is a lot," she said. "It's not easy to just walk away. Most people say, 'Why not just get up and leave?' Well, you're leaving everything you've ever known. You're giving up your whole life, because that is what it takes to be a Scientologist. And then you're gonna be losing your friends and family, because most of them are Scientologists."