Janet Jackson's Documentary 'Janet' Drops Trailer, Will Premiere January 28

The anticipation for the Janet Jackson documentary that will be appearing on the Lifetime network has fans in a frenzy as the release date is slowly approaching! Lifetime has just released a trailer on its Twitter account for the Janet documentary which will debut on January 28.

The teaser reveals never seen before clips from her 40+ year, record-breaking career and features outtakes of her close friends and collaborators including Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, her brother Tito Jackson and Whyley Yoshimura, one of her longtime dancers. At the end of the trailer, Janet in her own words declares “This is my story told by me. Not through someone else’s eyes.”

Later this month on January 28 at 8 p.m., the world will finally be able to view the first two hours of a four-hour event, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s first album, the self-titled, Janet Jackson, which was released in 1982.

The documentary will be simulcast on Lifetime and A&E, Janet is an intimate, honest and unfiltered look at her untold story. The documentary has been executive produced by Janet and her older brother, The Jackson 5 member, Randy Jackson. Rick Murray executive produces for Workerbee, and Brie Miranda Bryant serves as executive producer for A&E Networks. Ben Hirsch is directing.

The four-hour documentary, which was over five years in the making, follows Jackson as the Jackson family is going through the loss of the man who groomed them all for the music and entertainment business, their father, Joseph “Joe” Jackson, who passed away in 2018. The documentary also reveals select footage and detailed accounts of some of Jackson’s biggest moments throughout her storied career, including the controversial 2004 Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake (formerly of the boy band group, Nsync).

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