‘The Game’ Returns to TV with a Modern Lens and a Power Cast


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Premiere Episode of The Game Revival to Air November 11 on Paramount+

The comedy-drama series The Game will make its return to television on Thursday, November 11 with a two-part premiere episode, exclusively on Paramount+. The revival will “offer a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football,” Paramount+ wrote in a press release. “The [characters] 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.”

Wendy Raquel Robinson (Insecure) returns as sports agent Tasha Mack, as does Hosea Chanchez (Black Lightning) as quarterback Malik Wright. Several new cast members, including Adriyan Rae (Chicago Fire) and Vaughn Hebron (Tyler Perry’s The Oval), are expected to appear in the revival.

“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,” Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming of Paramount+, said.

Watch the official trailer below:


The revival is executive produced by original series creator Mara Brock Akil alongside showrunner and writer Devon Greggory (American Soul), Salim Akil (Black Lightning), original executive producer Kelsey Grammer, and Tom Russo (Black-ish).

New episodes are set to be released every Thursday. Plus, all nine seasons of the original series are currently available to stream on Paramount+.

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