BET is gearing up for what will probably be a huge miniseries event in 2016. The network, along with Real Husbands of Hollywood creator Jesse Collins, is set to produce and air a miniseries about R&B group New Edition.
According to Deadline, the series will span three nights and become the network’s first foray into scripted music-focused TV.
“It’s been a long time coming and that time is finally here! Now that we have signed the deal, New Edition’s journey will be captured in a three-night miniseries to tell our life story through our very own eyes. We are happy to have New Edition Enterprises collaborate with BET Networks’ Debra Lee and Stephen Hill along with Jesse Collins Entertainment,” said New Edition in a statement. “From our beginning in the Orchard Park Projects in Boston to Hollywood and everything in between, just like The Temptations and The Jackson Five—we are ready to retrace our footsteps and show everyone how we got here. For the fans all over the world, this one’s for you.”
The Boston singers got their start in 1986 and paved the way for modern-day boy groups with popular hits such as “Candy Girl,” “Cool It Now” and “Mr. Telephone Man.”
“Personally, my relationship with New Edition goes back to being among the first to play ‘Candy Girl’ on my college radio station, so I’m ecstatic that BET is the place where the guys wanted to come to tell their complete, dynamic story,” said Stephen Hill, president of programming at BET Networks. “Everyone’s been waiting for the New Edition saga to be told in all its triumphs and heartbreaks, and we can’t wait to bring it to the screen.”
We can’t wait to hear who gets cast in this project!