The Game reboot has been renewed for a second season on Paramount+ following a successful first season from showrunner and writer Devon Greggory, the streaming platform announced Tuesday.
“With ample humor and heart, Devon Greggory reimagined an iconic series, brought back beloved legacy characters and introduced new fan favorites,” Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount+ original scripted series, said in a statement.
“As Tasha Mack says, ‘game recognizes game,’ and audiences continue to discover the series on Paramount+. We look forward to what Devon and his team have in store for us next season on and off the field,” Clemens added.
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Original series stars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez led the cast of the reboot, while Brittany Daniel (Cheaper by the Dozen) and Pooch Hall (Ray Donovan) made special appearances to reprise their roles as Kelly Pitts and Derwin Davis.
Additional cast members on the reboot included Adriyan Rae (Chicago Fire) as Brittany Pitts, the daughter of Jason and Kelly Pitts; Vaughn Hebron (Tyler Perry’s The Oval) as Jamison Fields, an undrafted free agent; Analisa Velez (Sneaky Pete) as Raquel Navarro, Brittany’s best friend; and Toby Sandeman (Power Book III: Raising Kanan) as Garret Evans, the top football player in the league.
After news of the season 2 renewal was announced, Robinson posted a message on Instagram that said: “WOW, what a way to kick off #BlackHistoryMonth by making more history with a show that has forever changed my life, and is continuously creating a legacy. #TheGame has been renewed for Season 2 on @paramountplus I couldn’t be more humbled, and more grateful to play with this #AMAZING team again, In the words of Tasha Mack #PowPowPow .”
The Game first aired on the CW in 2006 before getting canceled in 2009 and then picked up by BET in 2011.
The first full season of the revival is currently streaming on Paramount+ in addition to the original episodes.