BET’s ratings giant – ‘The New Edition Story’ miniseries – is certainly a tough act to follow, but that doesn’t mean the network won’t pull out all the stops trying. As previously announced, the follow-up to the showing will come in the form of group member Bobby Brown‘s solo biopic.
Reportedly filling in the blanks and picking up where ‘New Edition’ left off, the ‘Bobby Brown Story’ will also detail the singer’s battle with alcohol and drug addiction, numerous jail stints, and, of course, his infamously tumultuous marriage to late pop icon Whitney Houston.
Set for a fall 2018 premiere, the film will see ‘New Edition Story’ star Woody McClain reprise his role as Bobby Brown and ‘The Game’ star Gabrielle Dennis portray Houston (as we reported here). Filled out by an all-star cast that also features the likes of Mekhi Phifer, Laz Alonso, Lance Gross, and many more, anticipation for the forthcoming feature – already at a feverish pitch – will certainly go into overdrive once fans cop a gander at recently released photos from the set.
Look inside for your first look at “Bobby & Whitney” as portrayed by McClain and Dennis (courtesy of BET)…
Spike Lee protege, Kiel Adrian Scott, is the film’s director. [source]