BET announced that the network will air The New Edition Story as a six-hour, three-night miniseries event starting on January 24th. The biopic follows the group from their modest beginnings as kids in Boston to young phenoms who took the world by storm.
In the teaser clip, Bobby Brown (played by Woody McLain) is soaking up all the love and attention from fans while performing his hit single “My Prerogative.” However, Michael Bivins (Bryshere Y. Gray), Ricky Bell (Elijah Kelly), and Ronnie DeVoe (Keith Powers) get upset about Brown stealing the show. As they interrupt his set to perform their hit single “Poison,” all hell breaks loose.
New Edition shared a statement in support of the biopic:
“From our beginning in the Orchard Park Projects in Boston to Hollywood and everything in between, just like the Temptations and the Jackson Five, we are ready to retrace our footsteps and show everyone how we got here. For the fans all over the world, this one’s for you.”
Catch The New Edition Story airing on BET on January 24th, 2017.