Lifetime is following up its hit docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” with a similar show called “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.”
The project will center on convicted pedophile Epstein, 66, who is currently locked up without bailpending trial on child sex-trafficking charges, network execs announced Tuesday at the summer Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The multimillionaire financier was busted July 6 for the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young girlsbetween 2002 and 2005 in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Fla.
Lifetime will also be doing a follow-up to “Surviving R. Kelly” called “Surviving R: Kelly: The Aftermath.”
The Emmy-nominated original — which has been seen by over 26.8 million people, according to the network — chronicled the R&B star’s alleged historyof abuse, featuring interviews with his alleged victims as well as former friends such as Sparkle.
While the network offered few details about “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” presumably it will feature a similar format chronicling the alleged sex trafficker’s history, complete with interviews with his alleged victims.
Kelly, meanwhile, is said to relieved to be in solitary confinement as he awaits trial on federal sex-crime charges against underage girls because he fears for his life behind bars, according to a report.
The accused pedophile’s lawyer, Nicole Blank Becker, told TMZ that when she visited him in federal prison, he told her his life would be in grave danger if he entered the general population.
There’s no word yet on air dates for either docuseries.
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