A new season of Alaskan Bush People has already been confirmed by Discovery, and now Rain Brown has taken to social media to share a photo from set! The 15-year-old — who is the youngest of Ami and Billy Brown's brood — captioned a shot of herself wearing audio gear, "Rule number one of audio? Sit where the sittin's good," she wrote. Hmm, could this mean she's also producing?!
Last month, a Discovery Channel spokesperson confirmed that the cast is currently filming new episodes. "The rumors of the cancelation of Alaskan Bush People are totally fabricated and completely untrue," Executive Vice President of Public Relations for Discovery, Laurie Goldberg, told Radar Online. "We are filming for the new season as we speak."
Laurie explained that there were several factors that caused a delay in production including weather-related issues. "First of all, this has been the longest winter in the region where the upcoming season is being filmed," she said. "It is incredibly remote and all of the access roads to the area are closed. It really has been the worst winter ever."
Aside from the weather, Laurie revealed that a few members of the Brown family had been sick, which also contributed to the delay. "Secondly, there have been severe health issues with several members of the Brown family. Noah had emergency gallbladder surgery and Gabe has had an awful flu-like illness for weeks." So… it's been a long winter, even for the Browns. "Basically every single element that could possibly work against the Brown family and the production of the show has been," Laurie continued. "But Billy, Ami and all of their children are incredibly excited to be filming for the new season right now, as are we at Discovery."
Following Ami Brown's cancer diagnosis in November 2017, fans were concerned that the hit reality series would be canceled. However, things looked promising when Joshua "Bam Bam" Brown was spotted with a camera crew in New Orleans.
So grateful for my girlfriend Alli. I'm blessed that she is here with my family.
She and my mom are truly inspiring.
Love conquers all. pic.twitter.com/LKZsvxkipI
— Joshua Bam Bam Brown (@JoshBamBamBrown) June 30, 2017
According to Radar Online, Bam and his girlfriend of one year, Allison Kagan, visited Mac-Gryder Gallery in The Big Easy — with cameras in tow! Garlyn Gryder — who runs the gallery with her partner, Jill — allegedly spent an hour with the couple and told the publication, "When they came into the gallery, they had a large camera crew following them, but they didn't seem fazed by it." She added, "The two of them are very authentic and super cute. They were affectionate and really enjoyed their visit."
As previously reported, Ami was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017. In an interview with People, the reality TV matriarch opened up about why she remained optimistic, even though she only had a three-percent chance of survival. "I realized early into this that it's very easy to want to give up and just die. And on the pessimist side, it could be my last days," she said. "But I have the will to fight. Worrying about it only makes it worse. There is hope and that hope is having faith in God. You can't give up. I tell people be happy. Just be happy. It's a choice. Things can be hard and you just want to curl up but you have to shine." As of late, she's in remission.