NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE - New Edition laid the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny. After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This 3-part miniseries follows the group from their middle school lunchroom to global megastardom - weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame. Algee Smith (Let It Shine), Bryshere Gray (Empire), Elijah Kelley (The Butler, The Wiz Live!), Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James, Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) and Woody McClain(Autographs) have joined the cast to bring the iconic music group’s legend to life. Written by Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket), “NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE” is executive produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment (Real Husbands of Hollywood) and directed by Chris Robinson (ATL).
I know this is probably unlikely, but did anyone here happen to watch the 3-part New Edition movie miniseries that aired last week? I read about it and managed to DVR all 3 parts on a Sunday re-air.
It was fantastic. One of the best movie music biographies that I've seen. They covered pretty much every aspect of their careers from when they were kids coming to together, the group breakup, drug addiction and eventually getting back together.
Very well made and cast. And they used all of New Edition's music in it. I think some was vintage recordings and others were performed by the actors.
The group was all involved in the making of the series. They are all credited as Producers, so this isn't one of those horrible Lifetime unauthorized bio movies.
They did a great job recreating some of their classic music videos as a group and as solo artists.
I had no idea that Ricky Bell was a cocaine addict during their 1996 reunion tour. Also, they portrayed Bobby Brown as Bobby Brown. A narcissistic, womanizing asshole.
I don't think there are anymore re-airs, but the episodes are available on demand.
I was so riveted that I watched all 3 parts within a day and a half.