New Edition was arguably one of the hottest groups of the 80’s and 90’s! So much so that BET decided to do a biopic of their career spanning from their conception in 1978 to present day! Up-and-coming artists including Luke James and “Empire’s” Yazz The Greatest were slated to play the parts of group members Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Ralph Tresvant, Johhny Gill, and Bobby Brown! By the groups own admission, they captured the essence of their personalities and appropriately re-created their experiences!
The 3-part biopic drew in a total of 29 million viewers!! The network’s highest-rated and most-watched telecasts in five years!!
BASSic Black Entertainment provided the original scoring for this film! CEO, Adam Blackstone, led the charge and brought along some very talented musicians and producers to contribute! Check out a clip from BET’s “The New Edition Story” below!