Lifetime announced that Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning the previously announced follow-up to the network’s probing look into R. Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse — will air in early 2020.
The first half of the two-night, four-hour special will premiere January 3rd, with the second part to follow January 4th. On January 2nd, before Part II, Lifetime will air the six-hour Surviving R. Kelly in its entirety.
Part II looks back at the immediate cultural impact in the aftermath of Surviving R. Kelly, as well as runs down everything that has happened to the singer since the docuseries aired, including his record contract termination, a gun threat at the docuseries’ premiere, the Illinois state charges against Kelly and a pair of federal indictments.
Part 2 will feature new interviews with journalist Jim DeRogatis, Damon Dash, Mathew Knowles, #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke, W. Kamau Bell, State’s Attorney for Cook County Kimberly Foxx, lawyer Michael Avenatti (who represents some of Kelly’s alleged victims) and women like Jerhonda Pace and Kitti Jones, who featured prominently in Surviving R. Kelly.
The trailer ends with the interviewer asking Dominique if she is ready as she opens her eyes up to the camera seemingly signaling a yes. Dominique is Sparkle’s niece that is alleged to be the under-aged girl in the infamous alleged R. Kelly sextape from the early 2000’s.
Checkout the trailer below.