The Road to Redemption will soon continue for June Shannon.
But it won’t exactly be a smooth one. Earlier this week, WE tv released the first extended trailer for new episodes of this long-running reality series, which will feature its title character attempting to reclaim her role as family matriarch. It’s something she forfeited a long time ago due to her serious drug problem.
Over the past several months, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon has had custody of 15-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson because their mother has been out of the picture, spending all her money on crack and living out of various Alabama hotel rooms.
Now she’s sober, however, Shannon says she’s been on the wagon for over two years. Therefore, as teased in the preview feature here, June is ready to care for her younggest child once again. she says in the trailer, much to the dismay of her firstborn;
“Alana is mine, and I can take her back anytime I want,”
Pumpkin fires back at June;
“I’m her Mama now!”
Later, Alana, Pumpkin and her boyfriend, Josh — who are expecting twins at the moment — are shown seeking legal advice in preparation for a custody battle with Mama June. Pumpkin tells her mom;
“You better get ready for a fight!”
While June wants to step back into Alana’s life as a full-time parent, Josh is actually the one grilling Alana’s new boyfriend in the promo. Josh says to him;
“The one thing I ask [for] is respect, and that you treat her really, really good. And if you don’t, then I’m just gonna break your neck.”
Elsewhere, the upcoming season will address June’s boyfriend, Jordan McCollum, and the rumor that June is acting as the 24-year-old’s sugar mama. There will be 10 new hour-long episodes of Mama June: Road to Redemption and it will premiere on Friday, May 13 at 9 PM ET/PT.