-- Compelling new series features ex-FLDS member and social activist Flora Jessop --
(New York, N.Y.) As previously announced, TLC
has tapped into the FLDS community
with two new series that takes viewers on a remarkable exploration of faith, fear, and strength, while providing very different perspectives: from insiders as they leave the faith, and from the outsider as they help people break away.
One of the series, ESCAPING THE PROPHET, documents the efforts of former FLDS member Flora Jessop as she helps families flee the community.
The groundbreaking six-episode run premieres on Tuesday, January 7 at 10/9c.
ESCAPING THE PROPHET follows Flora Jessop
mission to take down one of the most reportedly dangerous polygamist cults in America.
Flora, a social activist, an advocate for abused children, and the author of the 2009 book Church of Lies, had endured extreme physical, mental, and sexual abuse during her life in the church, until she escaped at the age of 16.
Now, she works closely with law enforcement, the Attorney General of Arizona, and a network of inside informants to help rescue runaways and extract victims within the community, as well as help empower families who chose to stay and fight.
difficult memories and her
passion to help others, she
works to deliver justice to the very people that she
feels wronged her
In each hour-long episode, Flora
, along with partner Brandon (a former member of the FLDS
and one of Warren Jeffs' nephews) offer aid and attempt to extract a number of families from the FLDS community
Robert, who is already free from the FLDS
, suspects that his
two children are being abused in his
ex-wife's home and calls on Flora
and Brandon to help him extract his
children from the community.
17-year-old Taylor, who is in trouble and on the verge of being kicked out by his
parents, is conflicted about leaving his
family and the church.
Flora's sister Ruby and her
six children are having problems adjusting to their new life outside the cult and are at risk of getting sucked back in by the church.