Bobby Brown will have his life story played out on a BET miniseries. The miniseries, which is titled “The Bobby Brown Story”, will portray the journey of the R&B singer from the beginning of his career, to his time as a solo artist, and also cover the big moments of Brown's life.
BET had great success with "The New Edition Story" and it wasn't long until there were reports a biopic on the singer's life was in the works.
The network has now released the cast of the show and confirmed that Woody McClain will be reprising his role of Bobby in the miniseries. The cast will also include Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howery, T.K. Carter, Laz Alonso, Lance Gross, Alyssa Goss and Sandi McCree. Filming for the two-part miniseries started earlier this week in Atlanta and the story will reportedly pick up right where "The New Edition" story left off.
The miniseries will cover his romance with Janet Jackson, his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, his marriage to the late Whitney Houston, and the tragic death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
"My life has been difficult, but at the same time, I wouldn’t change any part of it for nothing," Brown said.
A source on the miniseries project said, "Viewers will be so shocked. We are talking about everything we know and everything we don’t know."
The insider adds, "Bobby Brown wants everyone to see his struggles, so people know what to do and know what not to do within the industry and life."
"The Bobby Brown Story" will premiere on BET in September.