A reboot of The Game is currently in the works and the drama-filled comedy series is heading to Paramount+, a streaming platform by Paramount Pictures. According to Deadline, Paramount+ recently announced that a ten-episode series order for the popular show, with original cast members Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez starring in the reboot.
Deadline reports that The Game will run as a half-hour comedy series, similar to the show’s original format. Devon Greggory, known for his work on American Soul, was chosen as the series’ showrunner. Creator of The Game Mara Brock Ali will executive produce the series alongside her husband Salim Akil, a screenwriter credited with co-creating and directing The CW’s Black Lightning.
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Brock Ali’s The Game premiered on The CW in 2006 as a spinoff of Girlfriends. The series ran on the network for three seasons, before finding a new home in BET for six more seasons. The original cast included Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, and Coby Bell. Lauren London and Brandy also appeared on the show in later seasons.
As for the reboot, Robinson will reprise her role as the assertive sports momager Tasha Mack, while Chanchez will be back as professional football player and womanizer Malik Wright. No word yet on if other original cast members will return or make an appearance in the reboot.
“Fifteen years ago, I created The Game and am so proud of the success we had, and that I was able to create characters and stories that resonated with so many people. I couldn’t be happier about leaving my beloved characters like Tasha Mack and Malik Wright in the hands of Devon, Wendy and Hosea, who I know will build off of the rich foundation the show has,” Brock Ali told Deadline about the reboot.
The Game’s reboot will also switch up the location of the show, moving from San Diego to Las Vegas, Deadline reports. The new version of the classic Black series will also explore Black culture in a new way, acknowledging issues like racism and sexism.
A premiere date for the reboot has not been announced.