The explosive ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ documentary series had a such an impact that Lifetime is airing a sequel dubbed ‘Surviving R. Kelly: The Reckoning’.
The new series will include new alleged survivors according to Lifetime. ‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning’ will feature interviews from a variety of perspectives including with new survivors, supporters, psychologists and cultural and legal experts, and more insights into the ever-growing saga of the R&B singer, who is currently facing federal and state charges,” the press release states.
“The three-night event uncovers new stories with revealing details and explores why the voices of the girls that spoke up decades ago are only now being heard.”
The trailer is out and it looks as emotional as the original series. Women are shown crying and R. Kelly’s now-famous interview with Gayle King is included.
The network has launched a campaign to stop violence against women and will run a new PSA during the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly: Part II: The Reckoning.”
The original six-hour docuseries scored more than 26 million viewers and renewed interest in allegations of sexual misconduct by the singer. In it, several of Kelly’s alleged victims and their families shared their stories.
The Grammy-winning artist has vehemently denied multiple allegations of abuse, manipulation and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women.
Kelly faces a range of criminal charges in Illinois and New York. He pleaded not guilty in August in a federal courtroom in New York to charges including kidnapping, forced labour and sexual exploitation of a child.
Kelly also pleaded not guilty in February to Illinois state charges of 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, including three who prosecutors say were underage girls. His trial is set to begin in April 2020 as reported by The Sauce.
‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning’ will air on Lifetime across three nights, beginning January 2nd 2020.