On Monday, the new trailer for the upcoming Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly was released. The docuseries will explore the allegations brought forth by multiple women who say the artist sexually, mentally, and physically abused them. As you can see in the trailer, the two-minute preview segues back and forth from Kelly's charming onstage persona to the dark accusations that have been racking up against him for decades.
The series is set to trace the singer's past from 1970 up to the present. According to Rolling Stone, it will feature 50 interviews, with commentary from notables like: Tarana Burke, Wendy Williams, and John Legend. Also set to talk to the cameras are Kelly's brothers Carey and Bruce, his ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, and his ex-wife Andrea.
The docuseries was first announced in a statement in May. "Some very brave black women have trusted us with their stories, their truth and their trauma,” said executive producer Dream Hampton. “They are survivors, and I’m honored to share their stories with the world."
The six-hour series is set to be shown in three parts very early next year on Thursday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT; Friday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT; and Saturday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Until then, you can watch the trailer for Surviving R. Kelly up top via YouTube.