Janet Jackson will mark the 40th anniversary of her self-titled debut album of 1982 with a two-part documentary that will be simulated in Lifetime and A&E, the networks announced on Wednesday. Pre-titled Janet, the premiere of the documentary is expected in early 2022.
The pop icon, who co-produced Randy Jackson with the project, has provided unprecedented access, and the documentary will include archival footage, unprecedented home videos and celebrity interviews. Ben Hirsch is the director of the two-night, four-hour film.
Chronizing his personal life and professional career, the documentary has been running for three years. This follows Jackson and her family as they mourn her father, Joseph, the patriarch of the Jackson dynasty, who died in 201
On Wednesday, Lifetime also announced a contract for two films with another music icon, Reba McEntire. McEntire will produce and star in two films for the network. One is a holiday film, which is conditionally titled Christmas in tune that will include an original McEntire song. The other is a non-holiday film that is being developed for 2022.