Bobby Brown

BET didn't skim on authenticity for 'The New Edition Story'

BET didn't skim on authenticity for 'The New Edition Story'

When BET announced in 2015 that its first scripted miniseries would take on the iconic singing group New Edition, the excitement in R&B circles was instant. The concept of a movie centering on the rise, fall and resurrection of one of the most iconic and influential singing groups in soul music had the potential to be a true crowd-pleaser. 

But along with the buzz came the questions: Would the group, particularly its most high-profile and controversial member Bobby Brown, be involved? Would the project have the rights to the hit songs? Would it cover the good, the bad and the ugly?

Producers of the film, particularly considering the group’s continuing popularity,...

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