Lifetime is engaged on a follow-up to its culture-shifting docuseries Surviving R. Kelly — and it’ll air a lot ahead of you suppose.
In response to Deadline, the community that aired the explosive three-part collection in January 2019 is ready to additional the dialog with a two-hour particular titled Surviving R. Kelly: The Influence, which is able to look at how the collection “affected the dialog about sexual violence and standard tradition at giant.”
The particular, which is ready to air on Could 4, will likely be hosted by acclaimed journalist Soledad O’Brien and can embody clips from Surviving R. Kelly in addition to interviews with journalists, authorized consultants and psychologists who will share their ideas on the singer and the accusations made in opposition to him. This system can even take an “in-depth look” at R. Kelly‘s now notorious CBS This Morning interview with Gayle King.
The preliminary documentary was a catalyst for justice for the “Bump N’ Grind” singer’s alleged victims. Following its airing, he was arrested and indicted on 10 felony counts of aggravated sexual assault in opposition to 4 folks, together with three minors, relationship again to 1998. After the airing of Surviving R. Kelly, calls to sexual assault hotlines additionally elevated by 35 %, proving that it sparked a vital dialog across the matter.
Surviving R. Kelly: The Influence will premiere on Saturday Could 4, at 10 PM ET/PT on Lifetime.