Amazon Duggar Family Docuseries Releases Trailer

Eight years after 19 Kids and Counting went off the air, a new documentary reveals the Duggar family, their conservative religious beliefs and the controversies that led to their crash.

On Friday, Amazon Prime Video gave viewers a glimpse of Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets via a new trailer. The four-episode series, which premieres June 2, “seeks to unearth the truth behind the sane Americana surface of reality TV’s favorite mega-family.” according to press releases.

“As details of the family and their scandals emerge,” the summary reads, “we recognize that they are part of an insidious, much larger threat that is already underway and is putting democracy itself in jeopardy.”

Several members of the Duggar family, including Jill Duggar Dillard, appear to have taken part in the series.

“There’s a story that’s going to be told, and I’d rather be the one telling it,” she explains in the trailer.

Watch the Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets trailer below.

The Duggars — consisting of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children — rose to fame in 2008 as the stars of the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting.

The Arkansas family was a member of an ultra-conservative religious group, the Institute in Basic Life Principles. and complied with They had to follow strict rules, which included dressing appropriately and homeschooling their children.

The Duggar family appears on NBC "Today" in 2011.
The Duggar family appeared on the NBC show Today in 2011.

In 2015, the show was canceled after Josh Duggar, the eldest of the Duggar children, was accused of molesting his sisters Jill and Jessa and three other girls as a teenager. He later admitted to having “acted inexcusably.” apologize for that what he called “my wrongdoing”.

A spin-off series, “Count on“, premiered in 2015 without Josh’s participation. However, that show was canceled in 2021 after Josh was found guilty the acquisition and possession of child pornography. He is currently serving a 12-year sentence.

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