According to The Sun, the 56-year-old entertainer, who is currently on her Together Again World Tour, met with several writers to discuss the potential Lifetime documentary, which would outline the singer’s life from humble beginnings to international stardom.
“Janet and her team are in talks with writers hoping to find the right one to pen a biopic,” a source told the outlet. The documentary would also hone in on her relationship with her brother Michael Jackson, the source added. “The plan is to make it a mini-series and use her music to make the soundtrack.”
Musical biopics have become quite a sensation on the big screen recently, including the December release of Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Jackson hasn’t commented on the biopic, although Lifetime did air another Janet Jackson documentary in 2022, which garnered over 21 million viewers.
“I was touched by the love and support from the wonderful fans who enjoyed the documentary last year,” Janet said in a statement after the documentary was released. “I am excited to continue to share my story, and welcome fans into my life and the Together Again tour. Thank you for your never-ending support, and I hope you enjoy the next chapter.”
Executive producer Randy Jackson also chimed in, stating that “in this next chapter in the documentary, Janet and I are thrilled to welcome viewers on the road with us as we embark on the Together Again tour, celebrating the milestone of 50 years of Janet’s career with fans across the country.”
According to Lifetime, the new documentary entitled Janet Jackson: Family First, “will chronicle the legendary singer, songwriter, producer, author, actor, philanthropist and global icon as she embarks on her 2023 Together Again tour” and will follow “her collaboration with brother Randy Jackson to reunite the family band after 40 years since their last performance.”
The network added the mini-series would explore “the next chapter in Janet’s journey, in her own words and experiences with an exclusive, intimate, and honest look at her life, family, and legendary artistry.”