Kim Kardashian is about to show us a side of her that we have never seen.
And honestly, never in a million years thought we would.
But the time has finally come — we must all prepare ourselves to meet the new and improved lawyer Kim in her not so red-carpet environment.
That’s right. We will actually get to press pause on all the Kardashian clan’s drama and finally get to watch sista Kim do something a little more, well, productive.
The reality queen is breaking out of her E! Kingdom and heading on over to the NBC affiliated channel Oxygen to show off her more serious, Elle Woods side.
Oxygen Media has recently greenlighted five new series, including Kim’s new show, Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project (working title).
The new 2-hour documentary will follow Kim’s campaign for criminal justice reform and her efforts to grant freedom for Americans who she believes have been wronged by the justice system.
According to a press release, the project promises “an exclusive, never before seen look inside her mission to tackle one of America’s most controversial subjects.”
Kim is fully on board and is serving as executive producer alongside Bunim Murray Production with Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi and Farnaz Farjam.
The new program comes after Kim recently publicized her decision to become a lawyer and after she freed Alice Marie Johnson.
Alice happens to be her most notable case, though we recently learned she is not the only person to have been pardoned by Mrs. Kardashian-West.
According to TMZ, Kim has secretly freed over 17 inmates — all in the past 3 months!
She has secured pardons for several of these first-time non-violent offenders who were locked up on drug charges, many of whom were serving life sentences.
Kim’s team — who deals more with the legalities, rather than footing the bills or landing a meeting with the President — consists of her lawyer, Brittany K. Barnett, along with lawyer MiAngel Cody.
Barnett says without Kim’s financial support, none of this would’ve been possible.
But don’t be fooled, she does way more than just handle all the legal fees.
“Our relationships with our clients don’t end when they are freed. [Kim] is truly dedicated to the issue,” Barnett said.
“I work personally with her, we are really grateful.”
And while some may find it unusual that Kim hasn’t been sharing these success stories with her 60 million Twitter followers, Barnett says it’s because they have all been extremely “busy.”
“[Kim] has been on the phone as we’ve told clients they are coming home,” Barnett said.
“I think one, she really wants to be taken seriously, so she is really focused on learning the system and the people who are directly impacted.”
“That takes a lot of focus, too. It’s not always amplified with social media.”
But we can now rest easy knowing that we will still get to keep up with this Kardashian as she works to reform the prison system.
This upcoming documentary is part of a large slate of new programming from Oxygen with Ice-T, Mark Whalberg, Nancy Grace and more all involved with prominent issues.
“Oxygen is tremendously excited to work with some of the biggest names in the industry on such important projects,” Rod Aissa, executive vice president of original programming and development for Oxygen, said in a statement.
“This year we’ve increased our original hours by more than 30 percent, and we’ll keep ramping up our programming efforts as more fans flock to the network to experience the best in class content.”
Premiere dates have yet to be released, but we are so ready.
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