Extended Trailer for JANET the 4-Hour A&E Documentary About the Life of Janet Jackson

A&E has released an extended trailer for their upcoming 4-hour documentary titled Janet, which follows the life and career of the iconic and legendary singer and dancer Janet Jackson. The documentary is directed by TV filmmaker Ben Hirsch (Idris Elba: No Limits, Goblin Works Garage, Supercar Megabuild). It’s executive produced by Brie Miranda Bryant, Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson, and Rick Murray.

Here’s the full synopsis:

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.

This seems like it will be a fascinating look at the life of Jackson, who has largely kept her personal life very private, despite growing up in the spotlight. A&E will release the Janet documentary on Lifetime and A+E on January 28th, 2022. Check out the trailer and poster below, and let us know if you’ll be tuning in.