‘Born This Way’ Docuseries Earns a Fourth Season

Born This Way Cast
A scene from A&E’s ‘Born This Way’ (Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg)

A&E Network’s given a fourth season order to the docuseries Born This Way from executive producers Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Laura Korkoian, Elaine Frontain Bryant, and Shelly Tatro. The critically acclaimed series earned Emmy nominations in 2016 and 2017 in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Series category, winning that category in 2016. Born This Way was also recognized as a “television programming that inspires, informs and motivates” by the 2016 Television Academy Honors.

Per A&E, season four will consist of eight new hour-long episodes.

“Over the past three seasons, Born This Way has been a prime example of quality storytelling that motivates us to celebrate and embrace diversity,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming, A&E Network. “We are honored to reunite with these incredible young adults and their families as they fearlessly share their accomplishments, struggles and dreams, shifting society’s perception about differences along the way.”

The Plot: Born This Way follows a group of seven young adults born with Down syndrome along with their family and friends in Southern California. Throughout the series, they pursue their passions and lifelong dreams, explore friendships, romantic relationships and work, all while defying society’s expectations. In their willingness and courage to openly share their lives, through a lens that is not often shown on television, we learn they have high hopes just like anyone else. The series also gives voice to the parents, allowing them to talk about the joy their son or daughter brings to their family, and the challenges they face in helping them live as independently as possible.