The biopic will air as a 3-night miniseries on the network with group members Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Johnny Gill, Michael Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant signing on as co-producers alongside their longtime manager, Brooke Payne.
The group shared their excitement about the project in a press release:
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.
From our beginning in the Orchard Park Projects in Boston to Hollywood and everything in between, just like the Temptations and the Jackson 5, we are ready to retrace our footsteps and show everyone how we got here.