The Game Revival Series Ordered At Paramount+

Original stars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez will reprise their roles in the revival series.
Posted on May 13, 2021 | 10:00am
It's time to get back on the field.

A revival of Creator Mara Brock Akil's The Game has been ordered to series at Paramount+ with original cast members Wendy Raquel Robinson (Insecure) and Hosea Chanchez (Black Lightning) reprising their roles as sports agent Tasha Mack and footballer Malick Wright, respectively.

Several other legacy cast members will make special appearances during the 10-episode new season.

Akil will produce the half-hour series along with Showrunner and Writer Devon Greggory (American Soul), Salim Akil (Black Lightning), and original Executive Producer Kelsey Grammer (Girlfriends) and Tom Russo (Black-ish) of Grammnet NH Productions. 

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Relocating from San Diego to Sin City, The Game returns with a mix of original cast and new players 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.

"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," stated Mara Brock Akil. "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."

"From the moment it debuted, The Game was a groundbreaking series that used humor, heart, and memorable characters to explore real issues involving race, gender, and, of course, football," added Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, Paramount+. "What better time for Devon and the whole team to reunite for a fresh look at a world that has only become more at the center of the cultural conversation today."

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"The Game is a show I faithfully watched, with characters I grew to love, and now I have the honor of guiding them into the future," said Greggory. "I'm simply thrilled to be hand-selected by Mara, Julie and CBS Studios to take over the creative reins of such an iconic and culturally significant series."

Stay tuned for more about The Game on Paramount+.