Janet Jackson’s two-part documentary series, JANET, is set for Lifetime and A&E, in time for the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s first album, “Janet Jackson.”
A+ E Networks told press at a virtual upfront presentation Wednesday that A&E and Lifetime will air the four-hour documentary over the span of two nights. The network group told press that the documentary will give fans “unprecedented access” to Jackson’s life, offering an “intimate, honest and unfiltered look” at her rise to fame and her life as a superstar. The documentary will be produced by Associated Entertainment Corporation and Workerbee along with Jackson and her brother Randy Jackson. Ben Hirsch will direct.
For three years, cameras have captured footage of Jackson as she dealt with the death of her father Joseph Jackson in 2018. Jackson will talk to the cameras about some of the more controversial and sadder aspects of her life, including the death of her iconic brother Michael Jackson, and her infamous Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake, which would lead to her being blacklisted by the entertainment community for years afterwards. She will also touch on happier moments, such as experiencing motherhood.
Fans will also be able to watch home videos never seen by the public, as well as archival footage from Jackson’s life.
The documentary will air early 2022 on A&E and Lifetime.