If you’ve were enjoying TLC’s smash-hit paranormal series Kindred Spirits, starring ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, you were no doubt crying a bit harder than usual when the finale aired back in December. Well, you won’t be without your supernatural fix for long. The network has just announced that season two of the series is in the works.
Kindred Spirits, which premiered on October 21, is the first series to be executive produced by Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, paranormal investigators who made a name for themselves as fan favorites on the SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters. After departing Ghost Hunters in 2014, the duo set to work on developing a series that revolved around more than simply seeking spirits, but sought to help family members who believe that their loved ones are haunting them. That project became Kindred Spirits, TLC’s first ghost hunting series, and a successful one at that.
Bruni believes that the success of Kindred Spirits has a lot to do with their goal of “bringing the heart back to paranormal investigation.”
“I think that paranormal investigation has been a thrill seeking activity for so long, which is totally fine,” Bruni told me in an exclusive interview, “I mean, I love doing it for the thrill too – but at the same time, we have situations with families that truly do need help, and I think it’s important to come back to that and realize that what were doing isn’t a joke, it’s very real to people who live with this every day.”
Unlike many reality shows that feature ghost hunters tracking down supernatural mysteries, Kindred Spirits is one of the few that actually offer closure for the haunted.
“I also think that what’s great about the show is that there’s a resolution,” Bruni says. “We take people through the entire case from start to finish. We try and turn it into more of a case study by investigating over and over again, doing really heavy research, and then at the end we don’t just walk away and say, “yep your house is haunted – see ya!” We tell them how to deal with it, and I think thats an important element that has been missing from ghost hunting for a long time.”
The success of Kindred Spirits has not only guaranteed the series a second season, but has resulted in TLC’s decision to offer even more paranormal programming, announcing that the network will be the new home Nick Groff’s Paranormal Lockdown, Ghost Brothers, and more ghostly television which originally aired on the Destination America network.
Amy Bruni shooting season two of TLC’s Kindred Spirits | Via Amy Bruni/Facebook
TLC / Destination America gave a few details in a press release this morning:
TLC announced today that its spooky hit series KINDRED SPIRITS has been renewed for a second season after debuting last fall to kick off the network’s Friday-night supernatural strand. Currently in production, the series follows renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help a new crop of real families who are being tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Scared by the mysterious happenings, but hesitant to pick up and leave, these families have turned to two of America’s leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence and help find closure for the living and the dead. With the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members, each episode of KINDRED SPIRITS introduces a new family that seeks help from Amy and Adam.
The announcement of Kindred Spirits‘ season two comes as great news, not just for the stars of what’s easily one of the best ghost hunting shows in years, but for paranormal investigators who’ve been eager for proper representation of their work on television. Amy Bruni and Adam Berry do a great service to the paranormal community by seeking spirits with sensitivity, leaning on specialists when they need a hand, and actually solving hauntings.
Season two of Kindred Spirits is still production, which means that they’re actively seeking homeowners who believe that they’re dealing with a family haunting. If you or someone you know is being haunted by the ghost of a loved one, you’re encouraged to get in touch with Paper Route Productions here.
Stay tuned for more information about Kindred Spirits season two!
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