The game is back … once again! See the first look at the Revival series
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No show apparently has more lives than The game, who started as a backdoor pilot in 2006 on UPN Girlfriends, to then run for three seasons on The CW, before being canceled and then relaunched shortly thereafter by BET for six more seasons. Now, more than six years after the finale, EW has an exclusive first look at the Paramount + revival series.
Located in the world of professional football, The game follows the lives of players and their families. Original stars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez will reprise their roles as the powerful mother-son duo Tasha Mack and Malik Wright, while fellow former Brittany Daniel, Cody Bell and Pooch Hall also return to some extent.
New additions include Adriyan Rae (Chicago fire) as Brittany Pitts, daughter of Jason and Kelly Pitts; Vaughn Hebron (Tyler Perry’s oval) as Jamison Fields, an undrafted free agent; Analisa Velez (Sneaky pete) as Raquel Navarro, Brittany’s best friend; Toby Sandeman (Power Book III: Raising Kanan), like Garret Evans, the best football player in the league; and Tim Daly (Madam Secretary) like Colonel Ulysses S. Thatcher, a self-made billionaire.
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primordial + Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez and Adriyan Rae in “The Game”
Here’s the official wake-up call line: “Moving from San Diego to Sin City, The game returns with a mix of new players and original cast to offer a modern examination of black culture through the prism of professional football. The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect and love – all while trying to hold their souls as they each play. The game. “
primordial + Wendy Raquel Robinson in “The Game”
primordial + Toby Sandeman and Hosea Chanchez in “The Game”
Original series creator Mara Brock Akil returns as a producer alongside showrunner Devon Greggory, Salim Akil, Tom Russo and Kelsey Grammer.
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Josh Stringer / Paramount + Hosea Chanchez on “The Game”
primordial + Wendy Raquel Robinson and Adriyan Rae in “The Game”
primordial + Toby Sandeman, Vaughn Hebron, Hosea Chanchez and Tim Daly in “The Game”
primordial + Adriyan Rae on “The Game”
The 10-episode first season of the new series will air exclusively on Paramount + starting November 11. See exclusive EW photos above.
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