Extended Official Trailer for the 4-Hour Janet Jackson Documentary
"She's a legend." A+E & Lifetime have unveiled the full-length trailer for the definitive new Janet Jackson documentary titled simply Janet, which will be airing on TV and streaming starting at the end of January 2022. Instead of going for a feature documentary, like for example the Tina Turner doc Tina, this one is an extensive, 4-hour long mini-series which has been five years in the making. The film follows Janet as her family is going through the loss of her father, Joseph, the patriarch of the Jackson dynasty who passed in 2018. But it also takes us through the entire life story of Janet Jackson, and all she has been through: fame and fortune, struggles, failures, success, and everything else. Janet features exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage from throughout Jackson's childhood and career, with the documentary taking her back to her hometown of Gary, Indiana to her independence with Rhythm Nation, from her Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction to her close relationship with her late brother Michael, who she simply refers to as "Mike." The documentary arrives on what marks the 40th anniversary of Jackson's 1982 self-titled debut LP. Get a look.
Here's the official extended trailer (+ poster) for Ben Hirsch's documentary Janet, direct from YouTube:
The four-hour event, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Janet's first album, Janet Jackson (1982), is set to simulcast on Lifetime and A&E, two of the flagship channels of the A+E Networks portfolio. With full, unprecedented access to the global icon, Janet is an intimate, honest and unfiltered look at her untold story. Filmmakers have been filming the incredible documentary for over three years and were granted exclusive access to archival footage and Janet's never before seen home videos, along with star-studded interviews. This will be the definitive story on Janet Jackson. One of the best-selling and highest-earning artists in music history, Janet has enjoyed immense levels of success, experienced incredible tragedy, and endured a tumultuous private life in the face of extraordinary public scrutiny. With no stone left unturned, Janet lifts the lid on her private life for the very first time and reveals some of her most intimate moments ever caught on camera. Janet is directed by TV filmmaker Ben Hirsch, director of series including "Idris Elba: No Limits", "Goblin Works Garage", "Supercar Megabuild". It's executive produced by Brie Miranda Bryant, Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson, and Rick Murray. A+E will release the epic Janet doc mini-series - showing on Lifetime and A+E - starting on January 28th, 2022 later this month. Anyone want to watch?