Scheduled to premiere in January 2022, Janet Jackson offers up a glimpse into her forthcoming documentary, Janet.
Set to Jackson’s 1986 hit song “Control,” the clip features the likes of Missy Elliott, Paula Abdul and Mariah Carey who talk about their respective connections with Janet’s music, and Tito Jackson who says “She will always be my baby sister.”
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s eponymous 1982 debut album, the doc chronicles the superstar’s personal life and professional career and follows Janet and her family as they grieve the loss of her father Joseph, the patriarch of the Jackson dynasty (who died in 2018,) her controversial 2004 Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake, the death of her brother Michael Jackson, and her becoming a mother.
Executive produced by both Janet and her brother Randy Jackson, and directed by Ben Hirsch, the four-hour Janet, documentary was five years in the making and will air over two nights on Lifetime and A&E.
According to the Grammy Award-winning superstar, “This is my story, told by me. Not through someone else’s eyes.”