Oprah Winfrey is set to host “After Neverland,” a post-show to HBO’s documentary “Leaving Neverland,” which chronicles sexual abuse accusations against Michael Jackson.
The special, which will simulcast on HBO and OWN and be available on Oprah’s “SuperSoul Conversations” podcast, will feature Michael Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck, as well as doc director-producer Dan Reed. “After Neverland” will be taped “before an audience of survivors of sexual abuse and others whose lives have been impacted by it,” per HBO.
“After Neverland” will debut at the conclusion of Part 2 of “Leaving Neverland” on Monday.
The two-part HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” explores the experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age 10, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Jackson. Through interviews with Safechuck, now 40, and Robson, now 36, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, “Leaving Neverland” presents their accounts of sustained abuse.
Part 1 of “Leaving Neverland” debuts Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT; Part 2 occupies the same time slot on Monday. Winfrey’s aftershow will start at 10 p.m.
The Jackson Family did not participate in “Leaving Neverland.” On Monday’s “CBS This Morning,” Michael Jackson’s brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie, as well as his nephew Taj, ripped Reed’s Sundance breakout. Watch their interview with Gayle King here.