Breaking Amish Season 3: New Cast Members Introduced in New Videos From TLC (+2014 Premiere Date)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 15, 2014 Updated: September 15, 2014

A new sneak peek for Breaking Amish season 3 shows Miriam leaving the community behind after behind shunned, saying that she wants more for her son.

Miriam, 26, was shunned because her son’s father is out of the picture.

“When you’re shunned, you are complete cut off from the community. Everybody turned their back on me,” she said in a new preview of the upcoming season.

“They’d see me walking down the road and stuff .. they wouldn’t even acknowledge the fact that I was there.”

She said being shunned “tore” her family apart because she couldn’t sit at the table and eat with them.

Now, she’s going beyond the limitations of traditional Amish people, saying “I want more for my son. I want him to have the choices I never had.”

Another of the five new cast members is Matthias, 22, who also had a rough time growing up. He was adopted into his family, and has darker skin than most AMish people.He was born in Bulgaria.

“Growing up Amish, being adopted and stuff, I really had to grow a pair and thick skin, because I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t,” he said.

He said Amish people are “two-faced” and many said nice things to his face but bad things behind his back.

He has found a path in music, saying that “it makes me feel good, it makes me feel like a man.”

When the show starts, the new cast of five will head to the Brooklyn borough of New York City “to explore life beyond their Amish culture,” according to TLC. The other three cast members are Barbie, Bates, and Vonda.

“Throughout their journey, their relationships are tested and life-altering choices must be made. By leaving their communities, they risk changing their lives and ties with their families for good, but they all believe that the chance to live in New York and pursue their dreams is well worth it. This season presents new and different challenges as the cast adjusts to life in Brooklyn, where the cultures are countless and the temptations are at an all-time high.

“Using this opportunity to find themselves, the cast navigates through the nuances of the Brooklyn lifestyle and also makes time to visit the famous New York City landmarks to enjoy all the English things that the city has to offer. While they all have similar, conservative backgrounds, they must get used to not only a new city, but also each other and endure growing pains along the way. The trip to Brooklyn chronicles the tough decisions they must make to leave their families and friends behind.”

Season 3 is set to premiere on Thursday, September 18.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.