The 3-night mini-series will start on
January 24 and offer fans an inside look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of legendary R&B group.
New Edition: The Movie will focus on the humble Boston beginnings and rise to fame of band members Michael Bivins (Gray), Ricky Bell (Kelley), Johnny Gill (James), Ralph Tresvant (Smith), Ronnie Devoe (Powers), and Bobby Brown (McClain).
For those who need a refresher, New Edition is the '70s and '80s boy band that's famous for songs like "Cool It Now," "Mr. Telephone Man," and "Candy Girl," along with launching the solo career of Brown, who was voted out of the group in 1985.
They paved the way for modern male vocal groups like One Direction, 'NSync, Boyz II Men, and the Backstreet Boys, so a movie focusing on the group's beginnings and legacy will certainly be interesting.
Bryshere Gray, who currently stars on FOX's hit music drama, "Empire" will play Michael Bivins and Luke James, whose voice is incredible, will play Johnny Gill.
Elijah Kelley is Ricky Bell, Algee Smith is Ralph Tresvant, Keith Powers is Ronnie DeVoe, and Woody McClain plays Bobby Brown.
The cast also includes Lala Anthony, Monica Calhoun, Yvette Nicole Brown, Lisa Nicole Carson, and Sandi McCree, who will play the mothers of the iconic R&B group members