Derek Bloch on fighting Scientology 'disconnection' in an unaired TV series - 2017-07-27
We first wrote about Derek Bloch at the Village Voice in 2012, and he's been a pretty constant presence here since then. You probably know his story — that he was kicked out of the Sea Org for being gay, and then his family disconnected from him in the Scientology way.
In 2015, Derek was chosen to take part in a television series about disconnection that featured a lot of people our readers are familiar with. And for a short time we too became involved in that production, serving as a consultant for Sirens Media for about a month as the series lineup was being finalized. By the middle of 2016, the show seemed to be ready for airing on the A&E network. But then we heard about another series being filmed for the network that would feature Leah Remini.
Leah's show was aired first, and it became a huge hit. As her show nears its second season, the Sirens Media program still hasn't been given an airdate. We don't know if it ever will.