Sky has revealed a trailer for highly anticipated documentary Janet Jackson. The four-part documentary,
produced by Workerbee (a Banijay UK company) and co-produced by AEC
(Associated Entertainment Corporation), explores in her own words the life
story of icon Janet Jackson, and is set to premiere on Sky
Documentaries as two double bills over consecutive nights, with all four
episodes available on NOW from Monday 31 January.
As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of her very first album, 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 success but also seen incredible tragedy. She has endured a
tumultuous private life in the face of extraordinary public scrutiny. With
no stone left unturned, Janet Jackson lifts the
lid on her private life for the very first time and reveals the most
intimate moments of the star ever caught on camera.
The two-night, four-hour documentary event joins Janet as she travels back
to her hometown of Gary, Indiana to see where her incredible journey began.
She starts to look back at her own life and reflect on her fight to the
top. Speaking like never before, Janet discusses everything including her
Superbowl appearance with Justin Timberlake in 2004, the controversy
surrounding her brother Michael Jackson, and becoming a mother later in
This is Janet’s life story in her own words, with five years of access to
Janet herself alongside interviews with her nearest and dearest: siblings,
friends, business partners, peers, and journalists. Contributors includeRandy Jackson, Tito Jackson,Rebbie Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton,Johnny Gill (Janet’s Friend),Debbie Allen (Actress, co-star on Fame and friend), Paula Abdul (Choreographer), Missy Elliot
, Mariah Carey, Wende Watt (Neighbour), David Ritz (biographer), Gerrick Kennedy
(Journalist), Regina King (co-star and friend),Ciara, Teyana Taylor, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tina Landon (Janet’s
The documentary covers the difficult themes of family relationships, drug
addiction, race relations, sexuality, the Jacksons’ rags to riches journey,
all illustrated with incredible archive footage from throughout Janet’s
rich and storied career.