A still from R. Kelly's “Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-5” video shoot. (Parrish Lewis/Jive Records)

The soap opera/musical (or hip-hopera, if you will) began as videos to accompany songs from the album “TP.3 Reloaded” and were then released on DVD and premiered on IFC. The last chapter, No. 22, was released in 2007.

In December, the musician told TMZ he had 32 new chapters that he was “trying to put out.” In an announcement this week, R. Kelly said, “The Alien is back and It has brought friends along.”

(He’s referred to his creation this way before: “It’s an alien. People ask me why is it an alien and I say it’s come down to show us new genres and new ways to produce movies, magic, song and dialogue which have all been put together, and has never been done as far as I’m concerned.”)

IFC has not announced when the new chapters will air, but said they are “coming soon.” And now we will finally know what’s in the package.

Watch a teaser, via IFC, below.

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