Bobbi Kristina is an honest and moving look at the young woman at the center of one of the most talked-about stories in recent years. Starring newcomer Joy Rovaris in the title role, 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 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.
Joy Rovaris as Bobbi Kristina
Nadji Jeter as Nick Gordon
Demetria McKinney as Whitney Houston
Vivica A. Fox as Pat Houston
Hassan Johnson as Bobby Brown
Ricco Ross as Uncle Ray
Candace B. Harris as Taylor
Brooke Butler as Shanna
Carl Kennedy as Gary
Alexandra Reid-Varly as Britt
Sherry Richards as Renee
Tobias Truvillion as Butter
Donny Carrington as Gary Michael
Tyler Lain as Josh
Le’Azionna Braden as Young Krissi
Writer: Rhonda Baraka
Director: Ty Hodges
Executive Producers: Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick
Network and Production Companies: TV One – Swirl Films
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 8 October 2017 at 7.00pm