‘The Bobby Brown Story’ Is Coming Soon, Here’s Why Woody McClain Will Play Bobby Again

Posted On : November 6, 2017


If you loved Woody McClain as Bobby Brown in “The New Edition Story,” then the fact that he will reprise his role as the star of the BET spinoff “The Bobby Brown Story” will make your heart sing! And if the project is anywhere near as great as the original, you will join us in setting your DVR the moment the air times are announced.

Why Him Again?

Deadline reported on Monday that McClain has signed on for the two-part television movie written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins. Williams and Collins, who both served in the same capacities on the New Edition biopic, are hoping that lightning will strike twice as that three-part series set BET all-time records in viewership.

The project will tell Brown’s story starting from his controversial split with New Edition, through his time as a street hustler in Roxbury, to his rise as a solo artist. “The Bobby Brown Story” will cover some 30 years of the wildly successful singer’s life.

Relationships With The Many Women In His Life

Whitney and Bobby (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)

Brown’s relationships with women will be explored in the movie as well. The storyline will include his short-lived affair with Janet Jackson and his passionate-yet-tumultuous relationship with ex-wife Whitney Houston. Brown wrestled with Houston’s death in 2012 only to be blindsided by the loss of their only child Bobbi Kristina some three years later in 2015.

The singer’s story will be told right up until the present day as Brown has fought through his battles with addictions to drugs and alcohol, reunited with the members of New Edition after years of estrangement, remarried in 2012, and returned to the stage as a performer. Deadline said that this will be a hopeful story about Brown’s quest for redemption.

What About The Cast?

So, look for the cast to include characters who played pivotal roles in Brown’s life. The search is on for talented actors to portray Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina, Teddy Riley, Babyface, Janet Jackson, L.A. Reid, and many others. With a lineup like this, “The Bobby Brown Story” will certainly not disappoint. we’ll be watching. Will you?

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