‘The Game’ Reboot Calls Back More Familiar Faces and Adds 3 New Cast Members

The Game (Credit: The CW)

The Game is adding new cast members and calling back two veterans for its reboot on the Paramount+ streaming service.

Parent company CBS announced Thursday in a press release Adriyan Rae (Chicago Fire), Vaughn Hebron (The Oval) and Analisa Velez (Sneaky Pete) are joining the cast of the revival, which mixes new players with the original cast.

In addition, former The Game stars Brittany Daniel (Cheaper by the Dozen) and Pooch Hall (Ray Donovan) will make special appearances on the series, reprising their roles as Kelly Pitts and Derwin Davis.

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As previously reported, series regulars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez will lead the cast of the reboot. According to Paramount+, The Game will be relocating from San Diego to Las Vegas.

The reboot is described as offering “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.”

The new series will have 10 episodes and will be produced by CBS Studios, Akil Productions and Grammnet NH Productions exclusively for Paramount+.

The Girlfriends spinoff show originally premiered on The CW in 2006, and aired for three seasons before it was canceled. BET revived the show and it ran for an additional six seasons, ending its run in 2015.

The reboot will be executive produced by original show creator Mara Brock Akil; showrunner and writer Devon Greggory (American Soul); Salim Akil (Black Lightning); original executive producer Kelsey Grammer (Girlfriends) and Tom Russo (Black-ish) of Grammnet NH Productions. Kevin Bray (Insecure) will direct the first two episodes.