The life and death of Bobbi Kristina Brown will be explored in a new television biopic produced by TV One. On Monday (Aug. 28), the trailer for the movie, titled Bobbi Kristina, was unveiled for the first time.
Actress Joy Rovaris, who starred in BET’s The New Edition Story, will portray Bobbi in the telemovie. Fellow actress Demetria McKinney will play her mother, late pop icon Whitney Houston, and actor Hassam Johnson will play her father Bobby Brown.
Bobbi Kristina, who was the only child of Whitney and Bobby, died in July 2015 months after she was found unresponsive in the bathtub at her home in Roswell, Ga. According to the medical examiner, Bobbi died from drugs and drowning. She was only 22 years old.
In the trailer, we see Bobbi having a hard time dealing with her mother’s death and arguing with others about her relationship with family friend and soon-to-be boyfriend Nick Gordon, played by Nadji Jeter.
“He’s the single best thing that’s happened to me since my mom,” Rovaris as Brown yells at her aunt Pat Houston, who is played by Vivica A. Fox.
Gordon was found legally responsible for Brown’s death last year and ordered by a Georgia judge to pay $36 million to her estate.
In another intense scene, we see Bobbi arguing with her mom to which Whitney screams, “you are the most beautiful thing I ever made.” At the end, we hear Bobbi say that “I have to carry on my mom’s legacy.”
TV One’s Bobbi Kristina will premiere on October 8. Watch the trailer above.