Watch The Bobby Brown Story
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The Bobby Brown Story is a two-part miniseries that premiered on BET in 2018. It tells the story of the tumultuous life and career of R&B singer Bobby Brown, from his early days as a member of the group New Edition to his solo success and marriage to Whitney Houston. The show stars Woody McClain as Brown, reprising his role from the BET miniseries The New Edition Story. McClain brings the same energy and charisma to his portrayal of Brown, showcasing the singer's magnetic stage presence and volatile offstage behavior. Luke James plays Johnny Gill, Brown's friend and fellow New Edition member who ultimately replaces him in the group. Mekhi Phifer plays Tommy Brown, Bobby's older brother and manager, while Tank plays Babyface, the legendary producer and songwriter who helps Brown launch his solo career. Algee Smith plays Ralph Tresvant, the lead singer of New Edition and one of Brown's closest friends, while T.K. Carter plays J.B. Brown, Bobby's father who struggled with addiction and abuse. Gabrielle Dennis plays Whitney Houston, Bobby's wife and the love of his life, while Lil Rel Howery plays Brian Irvine, Brown's childhood friend who becomes his personal assistant. Donshea Hopkins plays Bobby's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, while Laz Alonso plays Louil Silas Jr., the A&R executive who signs Bobby to his solo record deal. Lance Gross plays Steven Sealy, Bobby's longtime friend and New Edition choreographer, while Sandi McCree plays Bobby's mother, Carole Brown. Tyler Marcel Williams rounds out the cast as a young Bobby Brown. The Bobby Brown Story explores the highs and lows of Brown's life and career, from his rise to fame with New Edition to his tumultuous relationship with Houston and his struggles with addiction and legal troubles. The series also touches on the various controversies and scandals that have plagued Brown over the years, including his alleged involvement in the death of Houston and his ongoing legal battles with his ex-wife and mother of his children, Whitney Houston. Despite its dark subject matter, The Bobby Brown Story is ultimately a celebration of the music and legacy of one of the biggest stars of the '80s and '90s. With a talented cast and a compelling storyline, the series offers an intimate look into the life of one of the most complex and beloved figures in the history of R&B.