BET is set to release the two-part followup to the “New Edition Story” with “The Bobby Brown Story,” which will be released in fall of 2018.
Woody McClain will be back to reprise the role of Brown after playing the singer in the miniseries, which will focus on Brown’s solo career after leaving the group, as well as his affair with Janet Jackson and his marriage to Whitney Houston.
The story will span 30 years of Brown’s life, from his time as a drug dealer in Roxbury to his successes in his career and personal life.
The biopic will also cover the devastating blow to Brown’s life as he and Houston were unable to overcome drug problems and divorced in 2007. Houston was found in a bathtub just before the 2012 Grammys, and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was similarly found in 2015 in a bathtub. She died in July 2015 after spending six months in a coma.
However, there is a redemption aspect to Brown’s story, as the biopic will also tell the story of his sobriety and how he learned to be a better husband and father and was remarried in 2012 after finding love again.
“The New Edition Story” garnered record ratings for the network, so we’ll have to see if this story will be able to repeat the success.