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BET starts production of 'The Bobby Brown Story' biopic in Atlanta

Posted Saturday, February 24, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

BET, riding off the success of 2017's "The New Edition Story" miniseries, is working on another one focused on the group's most successful (and notorious) member: Bobby Brown.

"The Bobby Brown Story" has begun production in Atlanta, where Brown lived for a time while married to Whitney Houston. (It's where the couple were located when Bravo's infamous "Being Bobby Brown" reality series aired in 2005.) Gabrielle Dennis ("Rosewood") will play Houston.

RELATED: Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition talks about BET biopic in 2017

It is going to cover Brown's time as a solo artist, his various off-stage antics and his marriage and divorce to Houston.

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The two-night biopic series is set to air this fall.

Brown last year tried and failed to stop the release of a TV One unauthorized biopic about his daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died in 2015 much like her mom did three years earlier in a bathtub.

 

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