Following the success of The New Edition Story, BET Networks is bringing new biopics to the network, including The Bobby Brown Story and The Death Row Chronicles for their 2017-18 programming slate.
The Bobby Brown Story will explore not only the story of Brown’s career but also his personal life, with sex, drugs, and music all converging for a dramatic new biopic.
The Death Row Chronicles will focus on the rise of the record company behind Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, and Dr. Dre, delving into not only its successes but its controversial and bloody record. The program will be both a murder mystery and a drama, giving viewers a lot to look forward to.
“Over the last 37 years, BET has cultivated a deep and lasting relationship with our viewers, as we remain the premiere destination for lovers of African American culture. This year, we are saying yes to all things black, with more premium original programming and best-in-class tentpoles that reflect and invigorate our viewers,” said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks. “BET’s global influence is stronger than ever and we are continuing to expand beyond the television screen to impact our audience – and the world – across multiple platforms.”
Grio fam, what do you think? Are you excited about BET’s new biopics?