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BET has collaborated with Jesse Collins and the members of New Edition for a three-part mini-series event based on the iconic group slated to air sometime this later this year.
The new edition biopic cast looked like a box of decadent chocolate👅👅🙃 I’m sitting here like pic.twitter.com/1dK4zEgW40
— Nailah French (@nailahfrench) June 27, 2016
Johnny Gill, who joined the group after Bobby Brown left, Tresvant, DeVoe, Bivins and Bell will all serve as consultants and executive producers on the project. Bobby Brown was even reportedly extremely impressed with the outcome o the series. The group released a joint statement:
“It’s been a long time coming and that time is finally here! Now that we have signed the deal, New Edition’s journey will be captured in a three night miniseries to tell our life story through our very own eyes. We are happy to have New Edition Enterprises collaborate with BET Networks’ Debra Lee and Stephen Hill along with Jesse Collins Entertainment. 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.”
The casting looks so believable it’s amazing. Empire’s” Bryshere Y. Gray will play Michael Bivins; “The Wiz Live!” star Elijah Kelley is Ricky Bell; singer-songwriter Luke James is Johnny Gill; Algee Smith is Ralph Tresvant; Keith Powers plays Ronnie Devoe, and popular Instagram star Woody McClain plays Bobby Brown.