Lifetime is known for producing intense dramas, and in recent years, has also developed a tradition of broadcasting the most controversial true life stories in the form of biopics and docuseries’.
After touching on the lives of stars like Whitney Houston and Aaliyah, Lifetime will now produce a movie and docuseries on the life of controversial R&B singer R. Kelly, reports Shadow And Act. We kind of saw this coming, to be honest.
Both works will follow the many allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of the musician, and comes as part of Lifetime’s “Stop Violence Against Women” campaign.
Untitled at the moment, the documentary series will take on the task of investigating rumors of abuse by Kelly, predatory behavior and pedophilia, while also offering exclusive first-ever stories from survivors of his private inner group.
The made for TV movie will also reportedly tackle reports of “mind-games”, as well as reveal other new allegations.
Both the docuseries and movie are executive produced by Joel Karsberg and Jesse Daniels of Kreativ Inc., while Dream Hampton serves as executive producer for the docuseries, along with Brie Miranda Bryant. Ilene Kahn Power is an executive producer for the movie and Barbara Marshall will write the script, reports Variety.
As of press time, a release date for either project is unknown.