EXCLUSIVE: SWV’S New Biopic Has Been Picked Up By Lifetime
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports new details about the 90’s R&B group SWV’s biopic have been revealed.
Sources tell us that the biopic has officially been picked up by the Lifetime network. We’re told the group is currently
“working on the script”.
theJasmineBRAND broke the initial story in 2019 about SWV being in talks with various networks about a potential biopic.
At the time lead singer Cheryl ‘Coko’ Gamble had hopes that R&B singer Sevyn Streeter would play her in the biopic. It’s unclear if those plans are still in the works. In 2019, Coko shared a photo of her and Sevyn and wrote,
“Me & my baby @sevyn … She has to play me in the SWV biopic! She looks so much like me”
News of an SWV biopic was first reported back in 2017. Coko said in a statement back then,
“We’re actually in talks [for] an SWV biopic, so stay tuned… There’s so much that people don’t know.”
Her groupmate Leanne “Lelee” Lyons said there was lots of interest around a possible biopic.
Over the years, Lifetime has been responsible for several biopics including: “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel,” “Whitney,” “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,” and “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.”
SWV became one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1990s. They had a series of hits, including: “Weak”, “Right Here (Human Nature Remix)”, “I’m So into You”, and “You’re the One”.
The group disbanded in 1998 to pursue solo projects, but reunited in 2005. The vocal trio landed a reality tv show in 2014 on WEtv titled, “SWV: Reunited” which chronicled the ladies getting back together after years apart. The show lasted for two seasons and ended in February 2015.
Are you looking forward to an SWV biopic? Let us know in the comments below!