The secrets of the Duggar family are coming to light in an aptly named new documentary series. Happy and Bright People: Duggar Family Secrets. The four-part series aims to delve into the dark side of reality TV stars, well, real reality. Duggar Family Secrets will include intimate and potentially explosive interviews with several members of the once-beloved TLC clan, including Jill Duggar and her husband, who departed from the spinoff series, counting on.
While the documentary’s main attraction is obviously the Duggars, the show will also explore the troubled religious organization to which the Duggar family belongs: The Institute of Basic Life Principles.
“The IBLP’s teachings are not Christianity,” claims a woman in the trailer. “They’re something else entirely.”
interested in watching Happy and Bright People: Duggar Family Secrets? Here’s what you need to know about the new Duggar family documentary that drops tomorrow on Amazon Prime Video.
When is the Duggar family documentary coming out?
O Duggar Family Secrets the release date of the series is June 2nd. The documentary about the Duggar family will stream exclusively on Prime Video.
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Where to watch the Duggar documentary, Happy and Bright People: Duggar Family Secrets
Who are the Duggars?
The Duggars, parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children, are an evangelical family that found mainstream fame through their TLC reality show, 19 kids and counting (originally titled 17 kids and countingbut continued counting).
The show portrayed the Duggars, who followed the teachings of the radical Christian group the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), as the perfect, albeit dramatically large, family.
The next documentary series, Happy and Bright People: Duggar Family Secrets, promises to expose the truth behind the facade of the long-running reality show
What is the Duggar family controversy?
While the evangelical family has met with many critics over the years of their reality show, the biggest controversy in the Duggar family has centered around Josh Duggar, the eldest son in the family. In 2015, reports surfaced revealing that Josh Duggar had admitted to police that he had molested five girls as a teenager. Four of the victims were his sisters.
After this revelation, TLC withdrew 19 kids and counting from the air, but gave the Duggar family a new spinoff show, counting on. Then, in 2022, Josh Duggar was found guilty of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography. After the recent conviction, counting on was also cancelled.
The Duggars are involved in the new documentary
Several of the Duggars are involved in the new docuseries, including Amy (Duggar) King and Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband, Derick Dillard. It will be the first time Jill and Derick have openly spoken out against the Duggar family.
“There is a story that will be told,” says Jill in the series trailer. “And I would rather be the one to say it.”
Jill came forward in 2015 as one of four sisters that Josh molested.
What is it Happy and Bright People: Duggar Family Secrets about?
Although the Duggar documentary series is partly an investigation into the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), a “controversial fundamentalist organization and homeschooling empire” with which the Duggar family is strongly associated, the title of the series indicates that the show will mostly focus on the Duggars themselves.
Duggar Family Secrets trailer:
where to watch 19 kids and counting
The original Duggar family reality show is currently not streaming anywhere, but you can watch some multi-part episodes for free on YouTube.