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Discussion in 'The Musiquarium' started by JabarR, Nov 20, 2011.
Who here likes New Edition?
Cast Set for BET's New Edition Biopic: Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Algee Smith, Keith Powers and Woody McClain
By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 20, 2016 at 9:00PM
BET Networks announced today its upcoming programming schedule for BET and Centric at its annual Upfront presentation, including new original scripted series, movies, as well as reality series, and the network's returning hits.
Bryshere Y. Gray
"We have developed a deep and authentic relationship with our audience over the last 36 years, and it is that genuine connection that has allowed BET to expand into a global multiplatform brand. This year, we are committed to reaching far beyond the television screen and continuing to deliver more of the premium content that our audiences have come to expect," said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks. "With BET being more accessible across more platforms, we are creating a powerful 360 degree experience for our audience to interact with the BET brand like never before."
In terms of original movies, there's the previously-announced New Edition biopic - although it's more of a miniseries - in collaboration with Jesse Collins and his production company (recall Collins signed a first-look deal with BET earlier last year).
The currently-untitled miniseries, which will air over 3 nights, will see New Edition members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant serve as consultants and executive producers. Bobby Brown was not mentioned in the press release announcing the project.
The cast has now been made official: Bryshere Y. Gray will play Michael Bivins; Elijah Kelley is Ricky Bell; singer-songwriter Luke James is Johnny Gill; Algee Smith is Ralph Tresvant; Keith Powers is Ronnie Devoe, and Woody McClain plays Bobby Brown.
Meanwhile, Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams will play the younger versions of the group.
“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,” says New Edition.
“Personally, my relationship with New Edition goes back to being among the first to play ‘Candy Girl’ on my college radio station, so I’m ecstatic that BET is the place where the guys wanted to come to tell their complete, dynamic story,” said Stephen Hill, President of Programming, BET Networks. “Everyone’s been waiting for the New Edition saga to be told in all its triumphs and heartbreaks and we can’t wait to bring it to the screen.”
Jesse Collins added: “New Edition’s music is woven into the fabric of our culture. When I brought the idea to BET years ago, I wanted to create a film that would tell the story of how New Edition emerged into one of the most important groups of its generation. I am so grateful that Stephen Hill and his team are giving Jesse Collins Entertainment the opportunity to chronicle the lives of these music icons."
New Edition’s longtime manager Brooke Payne will also serve as a co-producer. With a script by Abdul Williams ("Lottery Ticket"), the untitled film is slated to begin shooting next month, with Chris Robinson ("ATL," "Real Husbands of Hollywood") directing, for a 2017 bow.
‘New Edition: The Movie’: Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love & More Join Cast
by Denise Petski May 19, 2016 10:00am
Wood Harris (The Wire, The Breaks), Michael Rapaport (Boston Public, Justified), Real Husbands of Hollywood‘s Faizon Love and Duane Martin, singer/songwriter Tank and Bre-Z (Empire) have joined the cast of BET’s three-part miniseries New Edition: The Movie.
Harris will play Brooke Payne, Rapaport is Gary Evans, Love will portray Maurice Starr, Martin is Louil Silas, Tank will play Jheryl Busby and Bre-Z is Peanut Bell. They join previously announced cast Bryshere Y. Gray Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, Woody McClain as New Edition, along with La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson and Sandi McCree.
New Edition laid the foundation for modern-day boy bands including Boyz II Men, NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block. Written by Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket), the miniseries follows the group from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global megastardom – weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame. Principal photography is underway in Los Angeles with premiere set for 2017.
New Edition: The Movie is executive produced by Real Husband’s of Hollywood’s Jesse Collins for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment; directed by Chris Robinson and co-produced by Brooke Payne, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown.
I like their Christmas songs.
Also, I might watch that documentary.
The documentary is actually gonna be a 3-night mini series.
Here's the world premiere video by Bell Biv DeVoe: "Run"
Here are the official dates for the upcoming BET miniseries, "The New Edition Story":
Jan. 24th, 25th and 26th
Whose gonna tune in Tuesday?
O.K, who caught "The New Edition Story"?
Bobby Brown Biopic, ‘The Bobby Brown Story’, To Air On BET
Written by TJB Writer in Blog
Bobby Brown Biopic To Air On BET
Fresh off the the ratings success of its New Edition entry, BET has picked up a miniseries focusing on Bobby Brown. Titled, The Bobby Brown Story, the team behind The New Edition Story will bring this new project to the network.
Bobby and wife Alicia Etheredge
The two-night, four-hour biopic will span Brown’s career as a founding member of New Edition to a successful solo run. The biopic will be written by Abdul Williams (The New Edition Story) and executive produced by Jesse Collins (The New Edition Story) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
Read more: http://thejasminebrand.com/2017/04/27/bet-prepping-bobby-brown-biopic/#ixzz4fZY3cGWf
BET Awards: New Edition To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
The R&B group New Edition is to be honored for its contributions to Pop culture and R&B Music by this year’s BET Awards.
BET’s ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ slated for fall 2018
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.