In the wake of its successful, Emmy-nominated Surviving R. Kelly documentary series, Lifetime is planning both a follow-up to the Kelly series and a new project on Jeffrey Epstein. In a release this afternoon, Lifetime announced that Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath will include four additional hours of interviews with new survivors and experts on the case, in which Kelly is now facing federal charges. Meanwhile, a whole new investigative documentary series on Jeffrey Epstein is on the way: Surviving Jeffrey Epstein will focus on the billionaire and registered sex offender and how he allegedly used his connections and influence to conceal his behavior for decades. Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern, whose work includes The Preppy Murder, are directing and executive-producing. And, in some much, much lighter news, the network is also planning a Wendy Williams biopic for 2020, which the world will need very badly once all these other ones come out.
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