Lifetime and A&E have greenlit a two-night, four-hour documentary event, JANET (working title), celebrating the 40th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s first album to simulcast on both Lifetime and A&E.

With full unprecedented access to Jackson, JANET will be an “intimate, honest and unfiltered look at her untold story.” Producers Workerbee (a Banijay UK company) have been filming the documentary for three years and have been granted exclusive access to archival footage and Janet’s never before seen home videos, along with star-studded interviews.  JANET will air in early 2022 on Lifetime and A&E, two of the flagship channels of the A+E Networks portfolio.

The two-night, four-hour documentary event joins Janet as her family is going through another extremely difficult time, mourning the loss of her father Joseph, the pivotal figure in the Jackson dynasty.  The documentary details Janet’s return to the world stage following a sudden break from music. Speaking like never before, Janet also discusses everything including her Superbowl appearance with Justin Timberlake in 2004, the death of her brother Michael and becoming a mother later in life. And with her own romantic relationship having broken down, she starts to look back at her own life and reflect on her fight to the top.

JANET is produced for Lifetime and A&E by Workerbee (a Banijay UK company) and AEC (Associated Entertainment Corporation) will be co-producers.  Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson are executive producers on the project.  Executive producer for Workerbee is Rick Murray.  Ben Hirsch serves as director.  Brie Miranda Bryant serves as executive producer for A+E networks.

Jon Creamer

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