Nationwide — BET is planning to air a TV biopics about the life and career of singer Bobby Brown. It will be a follow-up to the network’s record-breaking hit series, The New Edition Story.
Written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins, the series will also be one of the last to be released about the Brown-Houston family, as productions have already been released about his late wife Whitney Houston (on Lifetime) and daughter Bobbi Kristina (on TV One).
Millions of people tuned in to watch The New Edition Story, and BET well knows that fans will be just as excited about the Bobby Brown two-part miniseries. Even more, the network is hoping to get even higher ratings and more favorable reviews.
Actor Woody McClain, who played Bobby Brown in The New Edition Story, will continue in his role and the miniseries will follow Bobby’s career from the time when he broke up with the group to pursue a solo career.
Reportedly, the series will also get into his personal life including his controversial marriage to Whitney Houston and a rumored relationship with singer Janet Jackson.
Currently, there is no exact premiere date, but BET says that The Bobby Brown Story will definitely air sometime next fall.