Duggar documentary that will focus on Josh's child pornography trial & other family scandals 'in the works' at Amazon

A Duggar documentary will be released that focuses on Josh’s child pornography trial and other family scandals.

The new doc is currently “in the works” at Amazon.


Variety reported on Thursday that Amazon Studios has greenlit an investigation from the same filmmakers as their successful LuLaRich docuseries.

The new doc will break down the Institute in Basic Life Principles.

That fundamentalist organization is associated with the Counting On alums, who have faced public scrutiny over the years for their various scandals.

The yet-to-be named docuseries is currently in production and is being produced by The Cinemart, Story Force, Chick Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Variety, the logline reads: "On the heels of Josh Duggar’s explosive criminal trial, the untitled project will expose shocking connections between some of reality television’s most famous large families and The Institute in Basic Life Principles, a controversial fundamentalist organization and homeschooling empire. In addition, prominent commentators, writers, and social media voices will explore the broader zeitgeist of reality television, social media, faith, fundamentalism, patriarchy, and power.”

In addition to the Institute in Basic Life Principles and the Duggars, the doc will also focus on the stars of TLC’s Welcome to Plathville and UpTV’s Bringing Up Bates.

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The new docuseries will premiere on Prime Video in late 2022 or in 2023.

The Institute for Basic Life Principles did not immediately respond to The Sun's request for comment. 

DECLARED GUILTY

On December 9, Josh, 33, was found guilty on child pornography charges following an explosive two-week trial. 

The eldest Duggar son was taken into custody immediately after the verdict came in, and is expected to remain in jail until his sentencing in 2022. 

The Sun obtained video showing Josh being led into a booking area by an officer. 

He was handcuffed with his hands behind his back. 

Josh was first arrested in April, more than a year after Homeland Security raided his Arkansas car dealership. 

He was charged with possessing and receiving child pornography. 

Josh's wife Anna, 33, stood by Josh throughout the trial, while other members of the Duggar family also attended the hearings.

MORE SCANDALS 

The eldest Duggar's guilty verdict is not the first time the family has found themselves at the center of controversy.

TLC cancelled 19 Kids and Counting On after it was revealed in 2015 that Josh had molested several girls as a teen. 

In 2015, a 33-page Arkansas police report was released to the public, claiming dad Jim Bob confessed to local authorities that his eldest son Josh fondled the breasts and genitals of young girls while they were asleep in the Duggar family home back in 2006. 

His younger sisters Jill, 30, and Jessa, 29, previously came forward as two of the victims in an interview with Megyn Kelly, where they insisted they had forgiven Josh, who was never charged, for his sins.

In May 2017, Jill and Jessa sued the City of Springdale, police department employees and other Defendants for invasion of privacy and more, claiming releasing the records caused "extreme mental anguish and emotional distress.” 

Sisters Jinger, 27, and Joy-Anna, 24, are also suing, though they have not publicly come forward as victims of the molestation. 

The Sun exclusively reported earlier this month that the sisters hired a powerhouse attorney to represent them in court.

CANCELED SHOWS

Counting On premiered in the wake of the family show's cancellation, but Josh did not appear on the show. The spinoff show has since been canceled due to the family's latest scandal. 

Since the verdict came down, several of Josh's siblings have spoken out against him. 

His parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, released a statement addressing the guilty verdict. 

It read: "This entire ordeal has been very grievous. Today, God's grace, through the love and prayers of so many, has sustained us. 

"Our hearts and prayers are with anyone who has ever been harmed through CSAM." 

The statement went on: "In the days ahead, we will do all we can to surround our daughter-in-law Anna and their children with love and support. 

"As parents, we will never stop praying for Joshua, and loving him, as we do all of our children. 

"In each of life's circumstances, we place our trust in God. He is our source of strength and refuge." 

The message concluded: "Thank you for your prayers." 

Anna- who shares seven children with Josh- has not yet publicly spoken out about the verdict.





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