BET’s ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ In The Works

Will BET strike gold again? The network recently announced it pegged Woody McClain to reprise his role as Bobby Brown for ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ in 2018. says this about the miniseries:

Written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins — both reprising their New Edition Story gigs — The Bobby Brown Story will pick up where the New Edition mini left off. It will chronicle the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular ’80s boy band through his solo success, his affair with Janet Jackson and tabloid-fodder marriage to pop icon Whitney Houston. Spanning 30 years of Brown’s life, the new project follows his story from the hard streets of Roxbury, where he turned to a life of drug dealing before being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist.

BET says the miniseries will be a story about redemption. “Through sobriety, the singer learns to be a better man, husband and father — finding love again and remarrying in 2012,” the article reads.

Casting is under way for roles including Houston, Bobbi Kristina, Jackson, Teddy Riley, L.A. Reid, Babyface and others.

The miniseries is set to air late January over three nights. The New Edition Story drew record ratings for BET. Parts 1 and 3 of the miniseries posted the network’s highest-rated and most-watched telecasts in since the Season 5 premiere of The Game in 2012.


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