Originally a backdoor pilot for UPN’s “Girlfriends,” “The Game” seems to always make a comeback.
In early September, the revival of the show was announced by showrunner Devon Greggory.
The show has run since 2006, ran for three seasons on the CW, was canceled, revived by BET for six seasons, and six years after its finale, Paramount+ has picked it up for a revival.
“Relocating from San Diego to Sin City, The Game returns with a mix of new players and original cast to offer a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect, and love — all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game,” which is the official logline for the show’s revival.
The show follows the lives of professional football players juggling their fame and family life.
Stars of the original series who will be returning include Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Brittany Daniel, Coby Bell, and Pooch Hall.
Robinson and Chanchez will be reprising their role of the powerful mother and son duo Tasha Mack and Malik Wright.
The show will also see several new characters including Adriyan Rae, Vaughn Hebron, Analisa Velez, Toby Sandeman, and Tim Daly. The characters will bring a new dynamic to the show.
Mara Brock Akil, the original shows creator, returns as a producer along with Devon Greggory, Sali Akil, Tom Russo, and Kelsey Grammer.
The show will stream exclusively on Paramount+ starting November 11 and will consist of a 10-episode first season.
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