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New Edition Biopic Coming to BET Networks


Universal Music EnterprisesNew Edition is giving fans a deeper look into their story. The R&B band — consisting of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant — have announced plans to co-produce a biopic for BET Networks.

The network has signed on to create an original miniseries based on the iconic band, which will be aired over the span of three nights next year.

“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,” says 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 untitled film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in early 2016, will mark the first scripted music-focused television movie to premiere on BET.

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