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Screenwriter Abdul Williams, who penned The Bobby Brown Story miniseries that premieres at nine tonight on BET, has signed with ICM Partners.
Williams additionally wrote The New Edition Story, which drew statistics rankings for BET in January 2017 and for which he earned an NAACP Image Award. His different credits come with Don Cornelius for MGM, Lottery Ticket and Surf’s Up 2 for Sony Pictures Animation.
Again starring Woody McClain as the arguable “My Prerogative” singer, the two-element Bobby Brown Story – which concludes September five – picks up wherein the New Edition mini left off. It will chronicle the gifted but stricken singer’s exit from the usual ’80s boy band through his solo achievement, his affair with Janet Jackson and tabloid-fodder marriage to pop icon Whitney Houston. Spanning 30 years of Brown’s life, The Bobby Brown Story follows his tale from the hard streets of Roxbury, in which he turned to a life of drug dealing earlier than being given the chance to prove himself as a solo artist.
Williams is still controlled by Jon Huddle of Fourth Wall Management and represented by Bonnie Berry LaMon of B2L Entertainment Law P.C.