According to The Hollywood Reporter, an official ‘The Game’ revival is in the works at Paramount+. Original series regulars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez will reprise their roles, and creator Mara Brock Akil will also be returning.
The newly launched streaming service has placed a 10-episode order for the former CW and BET series. Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha Mack) and Hosea Chanchez (Malik Wright) will return as the mother-and-son duo known through out the shows 9 season tenure. Additional former cast members are expected to return, but there is no definitive word yet on who else will make a comeback.
Mara Brock Akil will return as an executive producer together with writer and showrunner Devon Greggory (Being Mary Jane, Underground, American Soul), Salim Akil and initial executive producers Tom Russo and Kelsey Grammer.
“Fifteen years ago I created The Game and (I) 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.”-Mara Brock Akil
The Game first premiered on the CW in 2006 and ran for three seasons before being cancelled. In 2011 the series moved to BET where it continued for six seasons. Original star cast members consist of: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Pooch Hall, Brittany Daniel, Chanchez, Coby Bell, Robinson, Brandy Norwood, Lauren London and Jay Ellis.
The storyline for the third revamping of The Game will shift from San Diego to Las Vegas and will feature newcomers as well as returning characters. Paramount+ stated in a press release that the series 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.”
There has been no announcement on a premiere date.