BET’s ‘The New Edition Story’ Brings Back Memories
This new cast looks just like their counterparts.
BET aired the first part of its three-night miniseries about New Edition, appropriately titled The New Edition Story. The TV event was highly anticipated by basically everyone old enough to remember songs like “Candy Girl” and “Mr. Telephone Man,” or arguments over whether Ralph or Bobby was the cutest.
One of the first things people observed was that the group members looked a lot like their real-world counterparts. But viewers took special note of young actor Tyler Williams, in his first major role, who played a young Bobby Brown. The physical resemblance was almost too uncanny for some viewers.
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