Check out the official trailer for TV One’s new original drama, “BOBBI KRISTINA.” It airs on Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m. EST.
According to the press release, the film aims to restore what has been lost amidst the tabloid headlines: the real Bobbi Kristina Brown, a.k.a “Krissy” – The vibrant, talented and troubled only daughter of pop music royalty Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who died too young, and whose memory has been overshadowed by the circumstances of her death.
The film features newcomer Joy Rovaris in the title role along with singer, actress and reality star Demetria McKinney as Whitney Houston, Vivica A. Fox as Pat Houston, Hassan Johnson as Bobby Brown and Nadji Jeter as Nick Gordon. Le’Azionna Braden makes her screen debut as young Bobbi Kristina.
“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 & Production.
Beginning immediately after the passing of her mother, the story delves into Bobbi Kristina’s struggle to come to terms with Houston’s sudden departure and the complexities of her own life. “BOBBI KRISTINA” presents the first three-dimensional look at a story — and a life — that deserve better. In 2012, Whitney Houston’s tragic demise put her entire family in the worldwide media spotlight, with most of the glare falling on her grieving daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Krissy became one of the main characters in the story of Houston’s death and its devastating aftermath as she struggled with her grief, her personal relationships, upholding her mother’s legacy and her plans for the future. “BOBBI KRISTINA” offers a rare glimpse into the world of this young woman whose brief life and untimely end remain shrouded in mystery.
The film is directed by former child actor Ty Hodges (“Don’t Look Under The Bed,” “Material Girls”) with screenplay by Rhonda Baraka. Baraka previously wrote the TV One movies “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story,” “The Secret She Kept,” and “For the Love of Ruth.” Executive Producers Tracey Baker Simmons and Wanda Shelley, creators of the docu-series’ “Being Bobby Brown” and “The Houstons,” developed the underlying story.