Lifetime shook the world at the top of the year with their Surviving R. Kelly docu-series and the network will return with a follow-up show that will examine the impact of the original.
Titled Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact, the special will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien and is set to take a look into the headlines, details and moments that have occurred as a result of the original documentary.
Surviving R. Kelly aired in January and to date has been seen by over 26 million people. The series shares first-hand accounts from multiple women that encountered and were allegedly sexually abused by the Grammy-winning singer.
PEOPLE revealed the new special will continue the story and is set to include “footage from the docu-series, interviews with journalists, legal experts, non-profit organizations and psychologists to discuss the ongoing story surrounding R. Kelly, including an in-depth look at his now infamous interview with Gayle King and the women who are still standing by his side.”
R. Kelly is currently facing 10 counts of felony aggravated sexual assault.
Kelly recently appealed the ruling of a civil suit in a sexual misconduct case, citing his inability to read, coupled with the trauma of being in jail, as reasons for not being able to understand the requirement to show in court. He was jailed for child support when served with the suit.
Since the original documentary aired, R. Kelly has been jailed twice. In both arrests, he was bailed out by someone else. He was also dropped from his record label and has also gone to court in a losing battle over unpaid rent for his West Side Chicago studio. He also has struggled in getting performance gigs, only performing in Springfield, IL for less than a minute.
Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact is available on the Lifetime network. You can find an airing time by checking your local listings.