Less than a year after Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, the network has revealed the trailer for the sequel.
Entitled Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, the six-hour docuseries will air over three consecutive nights starting on Jan. 3 and ending on Jan. 5.
The trailer showcases a number of interviews with the likes of Damon Dash, who proclaims, "Whoever's acting like they didn't know is lying." R. Kelly's ex-girlfriend Dominique Gardner, who has already revealed the abuse she suffered at the hands of the disgraced Chicago singer, also makes an appearance. The new episodes promise to look at the fallout of the first edition, and also teases further big revelations regarding the abuse he allegedly inflicted on so many women.
He is expected to go on trial in 2020 for multiple charges of sexual misconduct and abuse. Check out the trailer for Surviving R. Kelly Part II above.
The first Surviving R. Kelly had a huge impact on public perception of R. Kelly, who promptly denied all the allegations. He was dropped by his label, removed from albums he was previously featured on, and placed behind bars. The first two episodes detailed his alleged relationship with the late Aaliyah, whom he was reportedly scared he got pregnant when she was underage, and claimed the singer slept with girls as young as 14. The third and fourth episodes went even further into the allegations, including everything from death threats to making his abuse victims pee in buckets.
In other news, Drea Kelly, the former wife of R. Kelly, is planning to sue Surviving R. Kelly Part II for including her in the documentary, TMZ reports. Drea said that "she has no involvement, did not approve any footage or stills of her likeness and is not actively promoting, nor consulting the follow-up series."