TV One has unveiled the first look at an upcoming biopic centering on Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. The network has released an official picture of the made-for-TV project called “Bobbi Kristina”.
Featured in the image are Joy Rovaris as Bobbi Kristina, Demetria McKinney as Whitney Houston, and Hassan Johnson as Bobby Brown. The three actors depict one happy family as they are all smiles in the cast photo.
The biopic offers an “intimate look at the highs and lows of parental, familial and romantic love complicated by fame through the eyes of a sensitive, vulnerable young woman.” Vivica A. Fox joins the cast as Whitney’s sister-in-law Pat Houston.
The biopic is slated to debut this summer, but the exact date is not announced yet.
Bobbi Kristina, Whitney and Bobby’s only daughter together, died in July 2015 at the age of 22, after months in a medically induced coma. Her father Bobby alleged that Nick Gordon kept giving his daughter “a toxic combination of drugs and alcohol” before she was found unconscious in her bathtub in January 2015.
Bobbi’s family sued Nick, whom she previously considered her “big brother” before they got engaged in October 2012, claiming that he’s responsible for her untimely passing. Bobbi’s family won the civil lawsuit and a judge ordered him to pay $36,250,000 million.