‘Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter’ to Detail Singer’s Trials and ‘Horrifying’ Crimes

Lifetime will return to the story of R. Kelly's crimes with Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter. (Credit: Shutterstock)

The Surviving R. Kelly saga continues.

Lifetime announced Wednesday new episodes of the award-winning docuseries will air in a two-night event focusing on fallout from the convicted R&B superstar’s crimes and trials.

Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter premieres Jan. 2, and will bring the saga to a “fitting conclusion,” the network said in a press release.

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In the trailer, legal documents are shown detailing Kelly’s crimes. The testimony is described as “horrifying to read.”

One accuser’s mother says the singer had help carrying out the sexual abuse.

“He didn’t do it alone. There was an enterprise,” she says. Another woman adds, “Everyone in R. Kelly’s operation needs to go to jail.”

Born, Robert Sylvester Kelly, the prolific singer, songwriter and producer was one of the most popular artists in R&B music.

But in June of this year, the Grammy-winning performer was sentenced to 30 years in prison following his federal trial in Brooklyn, New York, for sexual abuse and violating racketeering laws.

The “Bump N Grind” singer suffered another legal defeat in September when a federal jury in Chicago found him guilty on three counts of child pornography and three counts of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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Kelly, 55, is still facing state trials in Illinois and Minnesota.

The sexual abuse allegations followed Kelly for decades. In 2008, a Chicago jury acquitted him of multiple counts of possession of child pornography in connection with a sex tape involving a girl said to be 14-years-old.

The allegations against the singer received renewed attention when Lifetime aired its 2019 docuseries Surviving R. Kelly and followed it up with Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning.

Prosecutors around the nation then launched new investigations into the hitmaker and his inner circle.

The two-night event on Kelly will include comments from over 60 people — including survivors, their parents and journalists.

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

The two-night event airs Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

Watch the trailer above.