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New Edition fans were in for quite a treat after last night’s Soul Train Awards, when BET aired a brand new clip of the cast of The New Edition Story killing it in their roles as they performed “You’re Not My Kind Of Girl.”
The television miniseries stars Luke James as Johnny Gill, Woody McClain as Bobby Brown, Elijah Kelley as Ricky Bell, Bryshere Gray as Michael Bivins, Keith Powers as Ronnie DeVoe, and Algee Smith as Ralph Tresvant. The clip includes the cast performing the hit song cut together with glimpses of what’s to come in the highly anticipated miniseries. There are fights, disagreements within the group, love and heartbreak, fans, and fame.
The three-night event is set to premiere January 24 on BET and will follow the group from their humble beginnings to massive stardom. Big names are attached to the special, with Babyface, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis behind the music, New Edition producing, and Chris Robinson directing. Jimmy Jam told The Huffington Post, “I would love for fans that maybe heard the name New Edition to really understand the magnitude of what this group has done and what they have accomplished and why historically they should really be recognized in the upper reaches of all-time groups.”
Watch the clip below.