R&B diva Janet Jackson is in talks with Netflix to film a reality series. According to reports, the 10-part documentary will delve into her divorce from billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana and will shed light on her experiences as a new mom. The show will also follow the 51-year-old’s return to music. That means tagging along on The State Of The World Tour, which kicks off in September, and following the progress of her new album.
“Janet has been fiercely private about her life in the past but feels the need to keep her fans in the loop with what life has been like since she went into hiatus ten years ago,” a source reportedly told The Sun. “The show will run as a ten-part documentary and will feature recording sessions in the studio, co-parenting her child with Wissam and preparing for the European and Asian legs of her tour. Netflix are negotiating a big sum for the rights to the show as they expect it to perform well.”
Back in 2008, Jackson developed her first potential reality series for MTV where the goal was to mentor aspiring performers in search of a prodigy, taking place in various locations rather than a studio; however, the series was never released.
Jackson starred in the classic film Poetic Justice in 1993, and went on to star in Nutty Professor II: The Klumps alongside Eddie Murphy. In 2007 she starred in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and reprised her role in the sequel in Why Did I Get Married Too? in 2010. That same year, Jackson starred in the drama For Colored Girls, the film adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.