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The Bobby Brown Story

Posted at 8:40 AM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 08:40:03-04

The Bobby Brown Story will pick up where the New Edition miniseries left off. It will chronicle the artist hailed as the “King of R&B's” exit from the popular ’80s R&B group, through his solo success, 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 before being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist. Written by Abdul Williams, executive produced by Jesse Collins and directed by Kiel Adrian Scott – Premieres September 4 & 5 at 9PM on BET.

Catch Up with the stars of the mini-series. Woody McClain reprises his role as Bobby Brown and paints a picture of the young R&B legend’s struggles with stardom as a solo artist. Gabrielle Dennis delivers a stunning performance as the late R&B pop icon, Whitney Houston.

Woody McClain’s first venture into acting proved incredibly successful when he was sent to audition for BET’s The New Edition Story and booked the lead role playing Bobby Brown. He will be seen on the big screen in Canal Street playing "MayMay," set to release in Fall 2018. His recent projects also include a role in USA’s series Unsolved, a scripted true crime series based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Woody is currently executive producing his own creation titled Stories with Kev. He has teamed up with Kevin Hart for a streaming series in which he plays Kevin, based on Hart's most iconic stories and stand-up bits available via Hart’s streaming video service, Laugh Out Loud.

You can catch Gabrielle Dennis as the newest addition to the Marvel/Netflix hit superhero drama series, Luke Cage. In this highly anticipated series Dennis portrays the pivotal role of Tilda- a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her. Most recently the versatile actress was a series regular on Fox’s medical drama, Rosewood, where she portrayed the spunky, smart, singing sister to Morris Chestnut for 2 seasons. Her other television credits include a recurring role on HBO’s Insecure, BET’s The Game as well as guest appearances on shows like Justified,Baby Daddy, and Bones.