Lifetime Announces The Epic Conclusion To The Peabody And Critics’ Choice Award Winning, Emmy Nominated, Groundbreaking Documentary Series Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter, Premiering As A Two-Night Event on January 2nd and 3rd

Press Release

December 13, 2022

Continuing with Lifetime’s mission to provide a platform for unheard voices, the network announces the conclusion of the documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter, debuting as a two-night event on January 2nd and 3rd at 8pm ET/PT. The two-night event focuses on the fall out of the former R&B superstar’s crimes as he faces multiple federal and state trials.

The groundbreaking, Peabody award-winning, Emmy-nominated, documentary series Surviving R. Kelly concludes with the final installment following the former R&B superstar as he faces multiple federal and state trials. While millions have read the headlines, the final chapter connects the shocking fine print with unspeakable details never shared with the public, culminating in the verdict heard around the world.

Night one follows the court testimonial of Azriel Clary’s journey as its revealed she was instructed to lie in the infamous R. Kelly interview with Gayle King and she shares horrifying details of her abuse on the witness stand. Her family also details the intimidation tactics launched at the family by R. Kelly supporters while legal experts and journalists provide insight on racketeering charges Kelly faces. Night one provides an inside look at the aftermath of the infamous gun threat at the premiere screening of the documentary.

Night two will focus on Jane Doe #1 and the revelation of John Does who take the stand as new survivors also emerge. The series concludes with the survivors sharing their victim impact statements as they hear the final verdict against R. Kelly.

With over 60 voices and testimonials, Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter brings the epic saga to a fitting conclusion.

Resources will drive to the National Sexual Assault Hotline and to RAINN as part premiere on air, and on social.

Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter is executive produced by Joel Karsberg of Kreativ Inc., a creative working pod with Bunim Murray Productions, Tamra Simmons, Jesse Daniels, and Maria Pepin, and Brie Miranda Bryant from Lifetime.


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