The award-winning docuseries Born This Way has been renewed for a third season. A&E just announced the season three renewal, confirming the series received a 10 episode order for a new season. The news comes a day before the season two finale will air and a week after the show earned the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program Emmy Award.
“Born This Way is a shining example of what the entertainment business needs more of – powerful, thought-provoking storytelling with a greater purpose,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E. “It was incredibly rewarding to see the show recognized with the Emmy Award for giving a platform to the extraordinary abilities and wisdom of the cast and their families.”
The docuseries is executive produced by Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Laura Korkoian, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Drew Tappon.
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.