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'The Bobby Brown Story' is coming to TV screens in 2018

PICTURED: Bobby Brown

FOLLOWING THE success of BET's The New Edition Story, the network has announced a new biopic focusing on the life of Bobby Brown, which will be aired in 2018.

Written by Abdul Williams and executive produced by Jesse Collins — who also worked on The New Edition StoryThe Bobby Brown Story will pick up where the New Edition mini left off.

According to Deadline "The biopic will chronicle the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular ’80s boy band through his solo success, his affair with Janet Jackson and tabloid-fodder marriage to pop icon Whitney Houston.

"Spanning 30 years of Brown’s life, the new project follows his story from the hard streets of Roxbury, where he turned to a life of drug dealing before being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist."

NEW ROLE: Woody McClain

BET have said The Bobby Brown Story also will be a story about redemption. "Through sobriety, the singer learns to be a better man, husband and father — finding love again and remarring in 2012."

Casting is officially underway for other key roles in The Bobby Brown Story, including Houston, Bobbi Kristina, Jackson, Teddy Riley, L.A. Reid, Babyface and others.

Brown will be played by Woody McClain, who played him in the widely successful The New Edition Story.

Airing over three night in late January, The New Edition Story drew record ratings for BET. Parts 1 and 3 of the miniseries posted the network’s highest-rated and most-watched telecasts since the Season 5 premiere of he Game in 2012.

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