BET Unveils Epic Trailer For 'The New Edition Story'
If this isn't love.
The 2016 BET Awards was full of epic surprises Sunday night (June 26), and the trailer unveiling The New Edition Story was one that kept Black Twitter talking. The three part miniseries will chronicle the legendary group's timeless catalogue of R&B hits and the drama that came with their ascension into stardom.
Empire's Bryshere Gray will star as Michael Bivins and R&B singer-songwriter Luke James will take on the role of Johnny Gill. Woody McClain, Elijah Kelley, Keith Powers and Algee Smith also star as Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Ronnie Devoe and Ralph Tresvant respectively.
The New Edition Story will premiere in 2017 to the dismay of many fans, but by the looks of this trailer, it is well worth the wait. Catch fan reactions to the series' first look below:
The new edition biopic cast looked like a box of decadent chocolate👅👅🙃 I'm sitting here like pic.twitter.com/1dK4zEgW40
— Nailah French (@nailahfrench) June 27, 2016
Thank God BET Producing "The New Edition Story" ... No more LIFETIME 🙏🏾
— Derek J. Edwards (@IDerekJ) June 27, 2016
New Edition biopic?? Black Twitter SUPER BOWL
— Barlo$ Borrea (@primetimeRYNE) June 27, 2016
The New Edition Story Look LiT ASF 🔥🔥🔥 #BETAwards
— We$t ??? (@CjayyTaughtHer) June 27, 2016
I literally just screamed in joy about the New Edition biopic. Three nights! Yaaaaasss! #BETAwards
— Dany B (@happymessworld) June 27, 2016
New Edition Story coming out in 2017?! Why they tell me now? Better come out on January 1st #BETAwards
— Tahjá (@MajorBae) June 27, 2016
The New Edition Story is looking official💯. True Blessing to be involved in telling your Own Story🙏🏿
— Osei The Dark Secret (@AfricanDarkness) June 27, 2016
Awwww look at the babies of the New Edition cast so cute! 😩😭😍😍😍
— Nia Sapp ? (@NiaGetBuckets) June 27, 2016
this new edition movie got keith powers, elijah kelley AND yazz i'm going home to the lord #BETAwards
— black bill gates (@jaysaysnope) June 27, 2016
Oh my GOSH I HAVE TO SEE THE NEW EDITION STORY😭😭. "Cool It Now", "Candy Girl", "Can you stand the Rain"🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/R1OHH3Ym4i
— Lindsey Dixon (@kvng_lindsey) June 27, 2016