Streaming giant, Netflix have picked up the rights to the infamous Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, so mark your calendars because it’s about to be binge-watching time.
The series gained massive popularity when it was released, being a major catalyst for the R. Kelly investigations that are currently ongoing. Produced by Lifetime, the series aired earlier this year, but now you can add it to your documentary binge-watching folder.
Over the six episodes, the series follows the stories of the alleged victims, their allegations of abuse and the testimony against Kelly.
“One of the things about R. Kelly, not unlike Woody Allen, is that he’s hiding in plain sight,” dream hampton, an executive producer of Surviving R. Kelly said in a Noisey interview.
The series features over 50 interviews with alleged victims, John Legend, Wendy Williams and members of R. Kelly’s family and entourage.
Surviving R. Kelly tells the story of a number of allegations dating right back to the early 90s. According to The Tab, R. Kelly is facing 10 counts of aggravated assault, including nine incidents with minors.
So far, Australian, US, Canadian and British Netflix will have the series added to their streaming services in mid-September, with more countries to be added. Season 1 will drop on September 15th, including the original four episodes and the additional follow ups from May this year.
A second season of the show has already been ordered by Lifetime and is currently in the early stages of production.
The R. Kelly saga is only just beginning, with the court hearings currently underway. Surviving R. Kelly hits Netflix just in time for you to binge watch before his next hearing on September 17. If you’re yet to see the controversial documentary, mark your calendars because it’s about to be available worldwide via Netflix.