Return to Amish is a reality television series that airs on the TLC. The series is a spinoff and continuation of Breaking Amish, which had four seasons running from 2012 to 2014. The show is created and written by Eric Evangelista and Shannon Evangelista. The production company behind the show is Hot Snakes Media. Directors of photography are David Ray, Chris Cocco, and Zafer Ulkucu. Music contribution is by Mark Kueffner.
The show first premiered on May 22, 2014 and has since then seen five successful seasons. Here’s everything we know about its upcoming season.
Return to Amish Cast: Who’s in it?
Return to Amish features a group of Amish people who leave their village to experience city life. The cast mainly comprises of Abe Schmucker, Jeremiah Raber, Kate Stoltzfus, Rebecca Schmucker, Sabrina High, Mary Schmucker, Chester Schmucker, Katie Ann Schmucker, Andrew Schmucker, and Chapel Peace Schmucker.
Mary and Sabrina appeared in first, second, and third seasons but not in the fourth season. In the fifth season, Jeremiah, Mary, and Sabrina returned to the show, but Abe and Rebecca were absent. The three cast members who returned in the fifth season were joined by other new cast members like Dawn, Shelly, Lowell, and Ada. Matt, from the fourth season of Breaking Amish, made a special appearance in the fifth season of Return to Amish. Season five concentrates on Jeremiah and his wife, Carmela.
On leaving the show, Rebecca and Abe shared their thoughts in an interview where Rebecca said, “We made the decision to no longer participate in being on Return to Amish. We are just normal everyday people trying to live our best life. We wish the best to the rest of the cast!”
Sabrina Burkholder who returned after a long hiatus resulting from an overdose of heroin “specifically asked parole to put it in the paperwork that TLC and [production company] Hot Snakes be allowed to know everything.” She said, being “held accountable and having to do well or lose her job” was the exact “structure” she needed in her life.