TLC is bringing some crazy, sexy, cool to television. The ’90s R&B trio will be the subject of a scripted music-focused biopic for VH1.
The dramatic story behind Chilli, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will be the first in a made-for-TV movie series for VH1 featuring musicians and pop culture icons.
The group’s two surviving members, Chilli and T-Boz, have signed on as consultants and executive producers, while screenwriter Kate Lanier (Beauty Shop) will pen the biopic.
“With the tremendous success of our scripted series ‘Single Ladies,’ we now know that viewers will come to VH1 for quality scripted projects. We’re eager to expand on that success with this bio-pic franchise that will allow us to explore our music, pop culture, and authentic storytelling strengths in yet another format,” said Jeff Olde, EVP Original Programming & Production for VH1. “We’re honored to collaborate with Chilli, Tionne, and Bill Diggins in sharing their own personal story and TLC’s record-breaking legacy with VH1 viewers.”
The show will explore the trio’s rise to fame with their 1991 debut Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip and 1994’s groundbreaking album CrazySexyCool, which sold more than 22 million albums worldwide and made them one of the most successful female groups of all time.
Fans will also relive sadder moments from the trio’s storied career including Tionne’s battle with sickle-cell anemia, the ladies’ financial woes, Lisa burning down her boyfriend’s home, and her untimely death in 2002.