Where my NE fans at?!?! (Raises my hand HIGH lol) If you’re a die hard New Edition fan like you me, you’ll be happy to know that the story of the iconic “boys to men” singing group will be chronicled in a 3-part miniseries that will hit the small screen in 2016. BET has announced that it will produce the biopic that will highlight to musical journey of Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ricky Bell. No you didn’t read that wrong…I didn’t say Bobby Brown.
It has been reported that Bobby is not involved in the biopic. I have no idea how his MASSIVE role in the group will be addressed in the miniseries but leaving him out all together will be a complete fail. Being the major NE fan that I am, I can’t imagine his group members not including his role in the film even if he’s not a part of production. Hopefully they’re just pulling the weight for him while he recovers from the loss of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina. We’ll have to see how it plays out but Mike, Ralph, Ronnie, Johnny and Ricky released a joint statement expressing their excitement about FINALLY having their story told.
“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 group said in a statement.
BET exec, Stephen Hill, shared his enthusiasm about the miniseries and talked about the network’s history will the supergroup.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Are you looking forward to the New Edition biopic? Here’s a clip of the guys performing a medley last year on The View to hold you over.