New Edition fans set your DVRs and get ready for the long awaited, long overdue and much anticipated biopic to hit the small screen. The New Edition Story with be premiering on BET for days straight on January 24,25 & 26 2017. It’s about time, fans have been waiting for many years for a biographical story to be produced about New Edition. This group has been compared to the likes of the Jackson 5 and although all of the members are talented in their own right, New Edition is one of those “boy bands” who have stood the tests of time with more than 30 years to their credit.
Read more as reported by Billboard:
The New Edition Story will be gliding onto small screens at the top of next year for a six-hour, three-night event on BET on Jan. 24, 25 and 26, 2017. The biopic will follow the story of R&B pioneers Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ronnie Devoe, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill as they navigate fame from their native Boston to Hollywood and beyond. New Edition was formed in the ’70s and is best known for the Hot 100 hits “Candy Girl,” “Mr. Telephone Man” and “Cool It Now.”
The cast will include Empire star Bryshere Y. Gray as Bivins, singer Luke James as Gill, Algee Smith as Tresvant, Elijah Kelley as Bell, Keith Powers as DeVoe and Woody McClain as Brown. Notables including Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Tank, Faizon Love and Bre-Z are also expected to make cameos.
The New Edition Story is directed by Chris Robinson (ATL) and is co-produced by the band’s longtime manager and original choreographer, Brook Payne. Members Bell, Bivins, DeVoe, Gill, Brown and Tresvant have also signed on as producers of the film.
Watch the super trailer for The New Edition Story below: