Last November, it was reported that BET is producing a two-part follow up biopic titled The Bobby Brown Story, which will highlight the life and solo career of Bobby Brown after New Edition.
The new special is expected to pick up where the New Edition miniseries left off, and cover Brown’s dramatic depart from the boy band, his romantic relationships; including his tumultuous marriage with ex-wife and late iconic singer Whitney Houston, his alleged affair with Janet Jackson, and life as a father.
Directed by Spike Lee‘s protégé Kiel Adrian Scott, and written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins, who both previously worked on BET’s three-part biographical miniseries The New Edition Story, Woody McClain who portrayed Brown in The New Edition Story, will reprise his role as the singer in The Bobby Brown Story.
It has now been announced that Mekhi Phifer will star as Tommy Brown, Bobby’s brother, Milton “Lil Rel” Howery will play Brian Irvine, Bobby’s business manager, and Lance Gross will play the role of Steven Sealy, a childhood friend of Bobby’s who is killed in a gunfight. Laz Alonso, Sandi McCree, T.K. Carter and Alyssa Goss are also set to join the cast in the two-night miniseries set to premiere this September.