Breaking Amish: LA is a few days away from its premiere, just as Breaking Amish: A Brave New World–The Shunning Truth: Part II airs and one of the supporting cast reveals he’s going to be joining season two of the Breaking Amish spin-off.
The brother of Abe and brother-in-law of Rebecca, with whom she’s finally admitted to sleeping although she’s still evasive about her baby’s paternity to this day, has joined the cast. TLC confirms, Pennsylvania native Andrew Schmucker, 26, has officially joined the cast that already includes Betsy, Devon, Iva (Jeremiah Raber’s fake ex-girlfriend who left the Amish YEARS ago), Lizzie, and Matt.
Andrew, self-described “black sheep” of his family who has spent 30 days in jail, will make his first appearance in episode three. In case you missed it, here is his mug shot from his 2008 arrest for public intoxication (he and Abe were arrested together for public intoxication during their rumspringa).
Here is the official video from TLC in which Andrew introduces himself as a cast member.
The series premieres this Sunday, July 21 at 10/9c on TLC. Andrew first appears in episode three.
Meet Andrew: 26 year-old Andrew, from Pennsylvania, joins these previously announced Amish and Mennonite men and women looking to explore life in Los Angeles:
Betsy: Amish, 21 years old, from Ohio. Adopted as a baby into an Amish household, she has tried living outside of the faith, but recently married an Amish man. Despite this, Betsy continues to struggle with being a member of the community, and hopes to come to peace with a decision.
Devon: Amish, 21, from Indiana. Living at home with his Amish parents, Devon remains conflicted about the Amish lifestyle. He remains unsure of his future and is interested in experiencing life with the English before making a final decision.
Iva: Amish, 19 years old, from Pennsylvania. Iva’s parents divorced when she was young, and her father left the community, though her mother remained. Iva explored life among the “English” but hasn’t been able to make it work and remains unsure of where she belongs.
Lizzie: Amish, 21 years old, from Pennsylvania. From a large Amish family, she tried to forge a life outside of the community, much to the disappointment of her parents. Lizzie’s harboring a secret that makes her want to set on a new life journey and hopes that this is her opportunity.
Matt: Mennonite, 24 years old, from Pennsylvania. Matt’s family joined the Mennonite faith when he was 7, changing his life forever. One of his siblings has already left the community, and he wonders if exploring his interest in fashion design will set him on the same path.