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BET Reveals The Premiere Date & All-Star Cast Of The Upcoming ‘Bobby Brown Story’ Miniseries

Bobby Brown will have the story of his life played out on a miniseries on BET. The network has now released the cast of the show.

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 confirmed that Woody McClain will be reprising his role of Bobby in the miniseries. 

The other members of the cast have now been finalized and filming for the two-part miniseries started earlier this week in Atlanta.

The cast will include Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howery, T.K. Carter, Laz Alonso, Lance Gross, Alyssa Goss and Sandi McCree. 

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Mekhi has been cast to play Tommy Brown (Bobby’s brother), while Lil Rel has taken on the role of Bobby’s Business Manager, Brian Irvine. Laz is slated to play Louis Silas Jr., the MCA executive that helped launch Bobby’s solo career. Lance will play the role of a childhood friend of Brown's that was killed during a gunfight at a bar. There are no details yet on who will play the role of Whitney or Janet.

"The Bobby Brown Story" will be produced by Jesse Collins and was written by Abdul Williams. The series is based off of Brown's autobiography, Every Little Step.

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.

Brown previously told Rolling Stone that writing the book was "therapeutic" and he has no regrets about it. 
"My life has been difficult, but at the same time, I wouldn’t change any part of it for nothing," Brown said.

"After writing [my 2016 memoir Every Little Step], I was able to release all of the pressure and all of the things that was eating me up inside. Being able to tell my side of the story is therapeutic for me. I wouldn’t be the man I am right now if, if I regretted anything."

A source on the miniseries project said of the miniseries, "Viewers will be so shocked. We are talking about everything we know and everything we don’t know."

The insider adds, "(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 in September on BET.

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