Yeah, this is really happening. If you thought R. Kelly was joking about adding over 30 new chapters to “Trapped in the Closet,” get excited because 20 new installations will arrive the day after Thanksgiving, and today we have a trailer for episode 23.
It’s been five years since we’ve seen a new episode of “Trapped in the Closet,” Kells had to start off with a quick recap. The newly released trailer finds him perched on a chair in storytelling position, all suited-up and looking pretty comical. He vows that “these next chapters of ‘Trapped in the Closet’ is gonna be so crazy,” and proceeds to get us caught up with his characters since we last saw them.
Kelly recently told Time that 20 new chapters of “Trapped in the Closet” will be released November 23 on IFC, and he’s still got plenty more in store after that.
In early August he told MTV News that 30 new chapters had already been written. “I’m so glad to know there are a lot of fans still waiting to find out what the package is, and I’m coming, you guys,” he said. “In four weeks, I just did 30 chapters of ‘Trapped in the Closet’ and I’m proud of it; I’m very excited about it because it took on a life of its own. It took me over.”
The best way he could describe the effect that writing new chapters has had on him, was comparing it to walking a very forceful dog. “This is what ‘Trapped in the Closet’ is doing for me right now, it’s kind of pulling me. It has pulled me, and there are a lot of cliff hangers, a lot of different chapters, and other characters that have created themselves in the story. It’s very, very off the damn chain.”
Look out for those 20 new chapters on Black Friday.