Janet Jackson Takes Control in Trailer for ‘Janet’ Documentary

Janet Jackson Documentary 'Janet' will be released in early 2022. (Credit: Lifetime)

Lifetime and A&E have unveiled the first trailer for Janet, the four-hour documentary on Janet Jackson’s life and career.

The superstar singer and dancer also shared the trailer with her followers Monday on Instagram. The film follows Jackson’s journey as she takes control of her life and releases her first album.

“This is my story told by me, not through someone else’s eyes,” she says in the trailer. “This is the truth. Take it or leave it. Love it or hate it. This is me.”

Related Story: Mary J. Blige Says Music ‘Saved’ Her in Trailer for ‘My Life’ Documentary

The video includes interviews with fellow superstars Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul.

[Watch the Video Below]

The film is timed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s debut album “Janet Jackson,” which was released on Sept. 21, 1982 by A&M Records. The disc featured dance and contemporary R&B tracks and sold 400,000 copies worldwide. Jackson’s third album, “Control,” would sell a staggering 10,000,000 copies following its release in 1986.

As previously reported, the film includes archival footage and Jackson’s never before seen home videos. Lifetime says the film’s producers were given “full, unprecedented access to the global icon.”

Janet is produced for Lifetime and A&E by Workerbee (a Banijay UK company) and co-produced by AEC (Associated Entertainment Corporation). Rick Murray executive produces for Workerbee. Ben Hirsch serves as Director. Brie Miranda Bryant serves as executive producer for A+E networks. Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson are also producers.

Janet will simulcast over two nights on Lifetime and A&E in January 2022.