According to BET, Gray will play Michael Bivins, one of the founders of the American R&B boy band formed in Boston in 1978.
"Empire" star joins New Edition biopic
Bryshere Y. Gray is the latest addition to cast of BET’s upcoming New Edition biopic
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The actor joins cast which includes Elijah Kelley as Ricky Bell, Luke James as Johnny Gill, Algee Smith as Ralph Tresvant,Keith Powers as Ronnie DeVoe, and Woody McClain as Bobby Brown.
The biopic will have three parts, and follow the band from middle school following the band from middle school through their high point in the 80's.
Five of the group’s members, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant, will co-produce the untitled project.
The "New Edition" biopic will mark BET’s first scripted music-focused TV movie.
The miniseries which kicks off filming in May in L.A., is expected to debut on BET in 2017.
Watch Bryshere Y. Grayin "Empire" clip below.
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