New Edition to release mini-series on band’s journey

BOSTON (WHDH) - The original members of the 80’s band New Edition co-produced their own mini-series that will premiere in January.

The series, “The New Edition Story,” traces the boy-band’s journey from children growing up in Roxbury’s Orchard Park Housing Projects to when they became hip-hop stars.

The members said their Boston beginnings shaped their success.

“We come from such humble beginnings here in boston from orchard park from the projects,” said band member Ronnie DeVoe. “These are places that you’re not supposed to make it out of…the deck is stacked against you.”

The first episode is set to premiere on January 1, 2017.

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