TV One’s 'Bobbi Kristina': Reveals Tragic Story
If you thought you knew everything about the life and death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, think again. It has been two years since her tragic death and questions and speculation about how and why it happened are still swirling.
TV One pulls back the curtain on Bobbi Kristina’s life in a made-for-TV biopic called, Bobbi Kristina, set to air October 8, 2017.
There is much more to her story than meets the eye.
Bobbi Kristina’s high-profile life – and untimely death – may have been shrouded in mystery, but this film reveals her humor, quirks, deepest fears and longings, as well as explores her fight to be seen, heard, loved and to survive.
Behind the salacious headlines is an emotional, intriguing and sometimes shocking story that can only be seen on TV One.
Her short, but volatile life was played out publicly. Through her eyes, Bobbi Kristina’s life was jam-packed with the highs and lows of parental, familial and romantic love complicated by fame.
"The tabloids painted a picture of two superstars who lived a tumultuous life, but we often forget that in the process a little girl had to grow up in a limelight that she did not choose. In its simplest form, Bobbi Kristina is a story about a beautiful mother-daughter relationship intertwined with both of their desires to be loved; one just happened to be a superstar and the other an innocent bystander to her parents' fame," said D'Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Original Programming and Production.
The film stars Joy Rovaris (Stuck in the Middle) as Bobbi Kristina, Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne) as Whitney Houston, Vivica A. Fox (Empire, Kill Bill) as Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Pat Houston; Hassan Johnson (The Wire) as Bobby Brown, Nadji Jeter (Grown Ups, Last Man Standing) as Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon and Le’Azionna Braden as young Bobbi Kristina.
Bobbi Kristina is produced for TV One by Swirl Films. It’s executive produced by Tracey Baker-Simmons, Wanda Shelley, and Swirl Films’ Eric Tomosunas.
In recent news, the patriarch, Bobby Brown tried to the block the film from airing. Brown claimed that the film falsely depicted him as a lousy father to Bobbi Kristina and an abusive husband to the late Whitney Houston. His daughter’s estate was also a plaintiff in the lawsuit. Brown ultimately loses the suit, and TV One has been permitted to air the biopic this Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. TV One will premiere the powerful original movie BOBBI KRISTINA, an honest and moving look at the young woman at the center of one of the most talked-about stories in recent years.
Watch the trailer below: