Lifetime to air follow up to Surviving R. Kelly docuseries

The two-hour special will air on May 4.

April 28, 2019
Lifetime to air follow up to <i>Surviving R. Kelly</i> docuseries Music artist R. Kelly (C) waves as he holds a card and a rose he received from fans as he leaves the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building after a hearing for his sex abuse case on March 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.   JOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Lifetime is set to air a follow-up to Surviving R. Kelly. The docuseries aired earlier this year and featured more than 50 people talking about allegations of sexual assault, psychological abuse, and coercion made against the singer. Since the series aired earlier this year, Kelly has been dropped by RCA and charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the forthcoming special, which is set to air on May 4, will be hosted by Soledad O'Brien. The publication reports the special will include "clips from Surviving R. Kelly and interviews with journalists, legal experts and psychologists about Kelly and the accusations against him. It will also include an "in-depth look" at the singer's tense CBS interview with Gayle King."

Lifetime to air follow up to Surviving R. Kelly docuseries