The highly-anticipated The New Edition Story follow-up miniseries, The Bobby Brown Story, premiered Tuesday night and Twitter was buzzing.
The two-part miniseries sees McClain reprising his role as Bobby Brown, joined by Gabrielle Dennis as Whitney Houston, as well as Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howery, T.K. Carter, Laz Alonso, Lance Gross, Alyssa Goss, Sandi McCree and Tyler James Williams.
It picks up where the New Edition mini left off. It chronicles the talented but troubled singer’s exit from the popular ’80s boy band through his solo success, his affair with Janet Jackson and tabloid-fodder marriage to pop icon Whitney Houston. Spanning 30 years of Brown’s life, the new project follows his story from the hard streets of Roxbury, where he turned to a life of drug dealing before being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist.
Some of the best reactions from Tuesday night include:
Stanning for the legend that is Sandi McCree.
— PRE-KARDASHIAN KANYE (@CushKobain) September 5, 2018
Did they really?
— Darker The Flesh Deeper The Roots (@Womanist89) September 5, 2018
At this point…
All we gotta do… Is take the Whitney Movie.. New Edition Movie & the Bobby Brown movie.. draw a vinn diagram.. compare and contrast. Whatever is in the lil middle oval . THATS the truth .. pic.twitter.com/vJQ1KhFK5z
— Bodak Pink???? (@AyanaTheDIVA) September 5, 2018
The Janet and Bobby bombshell.
— Princess ???? (@materialgirl_me) September 5, 2018
Gabrielle Dennis and Woody McClain’s ACTING!
— Audrey Irvine (@audreycnn) September 5, 2018
Everybody complaining she doesn’t look like Whitney smh… This girl is giving major Whitney vibes though expressions, mannerisms, etc #BobbyBrownBET
— Issa Bae (@ModelGenius) September 5, 2018
Some other biopic suggestions.
Teddy Riley deserves a biopic or something, he literally pioneered a whole genre and worked with Bobby Brown, Blackstreet, Keith Sweat, Heavy D, Michael Jackson, Big Daddy Kane, and the list just goes on.
— K. (@ronthagifted) September 5, 2018
Folks recognized the person we really need to hear from.
— tai. ❣️ (@taitahead) September 5, 2018
But understood why we haven’t.
— Makho Ndlovu (@makhondlovu) September 5, 2018
And everyone is ready for Part 2, which airs at the same time Wednesday night on BET!
— ya dig (@teeminaj_) September 5, 2018