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The New Edition Story

The-series-philosopher-the-new-edition-story.jpgThe New Edition Story is an American biographical three-part miniseries about the R&B group New Edition, from their rise to fame as a boy band from the Orchard Park Projects of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to becoming a successful adult act. It was originally broadcast on BET from January 24 through January 26, 2017, becoming the network’s first scripted miniseries. All six members of New Edition served as co-producers.

Main cast 

  • Woody McClain as Bobby Brown
  • Tyler Marcel Williams as Bobby Brown (age 11-14)
  • Algee Smith as Ralph Tresvant
  • Jahi Di’Allo Winston as Ralph Tresvant (age 12-15)
  • Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire) as Michael Bivins
  • Dante Hoagland (30 Rock) as Michael Bivins (age 12-15)
  • Elijah Kelley as Ricky Bell
  • Caleb McLaughlin as Ricky Bell (age 12-15)
  • Keith Powers (Famous in Love, Faking It, Sin City Saints) as Ronnie DeVoe
  • Myles Truitt as Ronnie Devoe (age 14-15)
  • Luke James (Star) as Johnny Gill
  • Wood Harris (Justified, The Wire) as Brooke Payne
  • Faizon Love (The Parent ‘Hood, The Big House) as Maurice Starr
  • Durrell Babbs (Togetherness, Born Again Virgin) as Jheryl Busby
  • Michael Rapaport (Friends, Prison Break, Earl, Boston Public) as Gary Evans
  • Wallace Smith as Jeff Dyson
  • Duane Martin (The Paul Reiser Show, Rita Rocks, All of Us) as Louis Silas Jr.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, The Odd Couple) as Shirley Bivins, Michael’s mother
  • Lisa Nicole Carson (Ally McBeal, ER) as Mae Bell, Ricky’s mother
  • La La Anthony (Power, Unforgettable, Single Ladies) as Flo Payne DeVoe, Ronnie’s mother
  • Monica Calhoun (Bagdad Café, Diary of a single mom) as Patricia Tresvant, Ralph’s mother
  • Sandi McCree (The Wire) as Carole Brown, Bobby’s mother
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