Lifetime simply introduced a brand new slate of tasks it is engaged on within the subsequent yr.
The community revealed on Tuesday that it has greenlit a four-hour follow-up documentary particular to “Surviving R. Kelly” titled, “Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath,” in addition to a brand new docu-series, “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” which is able to element the arrest and sexual assault and intercourse trafficking allegations made in opposition to the New York businessman.
There may also be a brand new film concerning the school admissions scandal and a biopic about Wendy Williams, with the discuss present host herself govt producing.
As well as, Lifetime introduced the premiere date for its upcoming movie, “Patsy and Loretta,” which follows the shut friendship of nation music stars Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.
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“Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath” will function interviews with new survivors, psychologists, and specialists on the case, and extra insights into the ever-growing saga of the R&B singer, who’s at present going through federal and state prices,” per the community’s press launch.
Lifetime’s first docu-series was nominated for an Emmy for Excellent Informational Collection or Particular and has been seen by over 26.eight million folks because it premiered in January 2019.
Following in its footsteps can be “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein,” which is able to middle on the “billionaire New York financier who’s alleged to have used his connections to the wealthy and well-known to defend his predatory conduct with younger ladies. Accused of intercourse crimes with minors and trafficking, registered intercourse offender Epstein allegedly hid in plain sight whereas enablers protected him for over 20 years, till his arrest by the FBI earlier this month.”
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Wendy Williams is creating her personal biopic which is able to reveal “the highs and lows she has skilled all through the years.”
“The licensed undertaking gives a revealing take a look at Wendy’s journey, from her scrappy upstart days in city radio to the success of her personal syndicated discuss present. Regardless of all of the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered all through her life, her power and willpower have allowed her to thrive,” the presser introduced.
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The film will go into manufacturing this fall and premiere in 2020.
“Patsy and Loretta” will premiere on Saturday, October 19th at eight p.m. EST.
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And at last, Lifetime will adapt the story concerning the school admissions scandal right into a two-hour film. The film will “comply with two rich moms who share an obsession with getting their youngsters into the absolute best school.”
The bribery scandal rocked the nation when information broke in March that “over 50 privileged and elite people from throughout the nation had been uncovered for criminally conspiring to affect the undergraduate admissions selections at a few of America’s prime faculties.” Two notable folks concerned with scandal had been actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli.
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Huffman pled responsible to prices of sincere companies fraud within the scandal in May however Loughlin and her husband pleaded not responsible in April — and likewise reportedly rejected a plea deal — to prices of fraud and cash laundering.