TV One's 'Bobbi Kristina' debuting October 8

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

This was posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

It's unusual for a daughter of a famous person to get her own movie, but Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina's tragic death in 2015 made her life ever more compelling. TV One has released the trailer to its movie coming out Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m.

The story is ripe with melodrama as newcomer actress Joy Rovaris channels Bobbi Kristina's relationship with her mom, her love affair with Nick Gordon and the aftermath of her mother's death.

"The tabloids painted a picture of two superstars who lived a tumultuous life, but we often forget that in the process a little girl had to grow up in a limelight that she did not choose. In its simplest form, Bobbi Kristina is a story about a beautiful mother-daughter relationship intertwined with both of their desires to be loved; one just happened to be a superstar and the other an innocent bystander to her parents' fame," said D'Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Original Programming & Production.

Actress Demetria McKinney, a former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" recurring character who has also been on Bounce TV's "Saints and Sinners" and TBS's "House of Payne," plays Houston. Vivica A. Fox plays Pat Houston, who takes care of Bobbi Kristina after Houston's death in 2012.

The screenplay is written by Rhonda Baraka, a Marietta-based screenwriter who has done films such as "Pastor Brown" and "To Hell and Back."