After screening night one of the upcoming BET New Edition biopic mini series in cities such as Washington DC, and Philadelphia, a screening with cast members Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, Woody McClain, Caleb McLaughlin, and Dante Hoagland along with the series director Chris Robinson and producer Jesse Collins came to New York (January 14th) to show the first two hours of the six hour mini series to lucky fans and press, as well as speaking about the project before and after the screening.
Saturday, September 24 – We, at the Knockturnal caught up with the cast members of the BET 3-part miniseries The New Edition Story on their way into their 20-minute teaser followed by Q&A discussion at the Urbanworld Film Festival.
Saturday, September 24 – Following the twenty minute long teaser of The New Edition Story presented at the Urbanworld Film Festival, original New Edition group members Mike Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe took center stage along with their miniseries selves: FOX‘s EMPIRE Bryshere Y. Gray, R&B singer Luke James, Elijah Kelly, Woody McClain, Keith Powers, director Chris Robinson, executive producer Jesse Collins, & BET President Stephen Hill for a post-show conversation about why it took so long for this story to be told and the importance to get it right. The 3-part BET biopic backtracks to the groups conception starting in their middle school lunchroom to music stardom; from after school practices, to sold out concerts; and from brotherhood to betrayal.
The New Edition singer celebrated his 50th birthday surrounded by celebrities and cast members of his former band’s newest biopic. The Knockturnal got the exclusive inside look.