After the explosive success of the infamous ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ documentary, Lifetime is set to release a follow-up docu-series.
Lifetime is ordering a follow-up piece about more of the embattled musician’s accusers, as well as planning a new documentary that looks at those who say they were victims of another powerful man, a 66-year-old American registered sex offender and financier named Jeffrey Epstein, CNN reports.
‘Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath’ will be a four-hour documentary special that will include interviews with those who claim to be new survivors as well as psychologists and experts on the case.
‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,’ which is currently in development, will focus on the women and girls who allege the financier sexual assaulted and abused them. The documentary will also look at how Epstein was able to hide his alleged criminality in plain sight with the help of his connected friends.
Epstein was charged last week with sex trafficking of minors. He pleaded not guilty and faces as much as 45 years in prison if convicted.
As reported by The Sauce, the disgraced R&B singer has been indicted on 18 counts 13 in Illinois and five in New York that include sexual exploitation of a child. Kelly, 52, has repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct that have been levied against him for years.
The six-part documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ aired in January and has since been seen by over 26.8 million people and received a 2019 Emmy nomination for best informational series or special.
No premiere date for either series has been announced.