BET Debuts Trailer for Epic New Edition Biopic

New Edition Story Trailer
BET is bringing the story of one of music’s most notorious boy bands, New Edition, to the network and the first trailer for the mini-series has fans counting down the days to its premiere.

The series is being directed by ATL-helmer Chris Robinson and stars Algee Smith (Let It Shine) as Ralph Tresvant, Bryshere Gray (Empire) as Mike Bivins, Elijah Kelley (The Butler, The Wiz Live!) as Ricky Bell, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James as Johnny Gill, Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) as Ronnie Devoe and Woody McClain(Autographs) as Bobby Brown.

If you’re worried about how true to life the story will be (since this is Hollywood after all), don’t be. New Edition themselves have been collaborating with the network on the project and are credited as co-producers. “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,” the group previously said in a press release. “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.”

Jesse Collins (Real Husband of Hollywood) is executive producing the project and New Edition’s longtime manager Brooke Payne will also serve as a co-producer. “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,” said Collins in a statement.

Take your first look at the epic 3-night event in the trailer below:

The New Edition Story, a 3-night miniseries, heads to the network in 2017.

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