The upcoming made-for-TV biopic about Bobbi Kristina Brown unveiled a new trailer Tuesday, and the clip reveals a young woman stuck in the throes of a controversial relationship while crumbling under the pressures of living up to the star power of her famous mother.
"You never heard her story until now," the clip teases, as fans get a first glimpse at "Stuck in the Middle" star Joy Rovaris as Brown in TV One's "Bobbi Kristina."
The trailer shows Brown attempting to live up to the legacy of her mother, Whitney Houston, with a singing career of her own — and defending her boyfriend, Nick Gordon (played by Nadji Jeter) to aunt Pat Houston (Vivica A. Fox).
"He's the single best thing that happened to me since my mom," she yells at her aunt.
Brown, the only child of Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died in 2015 at age 22. She was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta home, and spent six months in a coma before succumbing to her injuries.
An autopsy revealed she had morphine, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs in her system at the time of her death, but the medical examiner was unable to determine just how she ended up underwater.
Her family quickly pointed the finger at Gordon, and accused him of giving her a "toxic cocktail" and placing her in the tub.
He was found legally responsible for her death in 2016, and was ordered to pay $36 million to Brown's estate by a Georgia judge.
The circumstances of Brown's death were eerily similar to those of her mother. Houston accidentally drowned in a bathtub almost three years to the day before Bobbi was found.
Though the trailer promises to reveal Brown's entire "story," not all fans were pleased with the decision to bring her tragic death to the small screen after just two years.
"That trailer for the Bobbi Kristina film made my soul uncomfortable," one Twitter user wrote.
Another, whose views seemed to reflect those of many in the Twitterverse, questioned the network's inability to let Brown rest in peace without exploitation.
"Who in the hell told TV One to make a Bobbi Kristina biopic?? If y'all don't let that girl rest…!!!" one wrote.
Added another, "We don't need a Bobbi Kristina biopic let that girl rest in peace."
"Bobbi Kristina" will debut Oct. 8.