After a second revival series failed to get off the ground last year at The CW, another revival series is in development at ViacomCBS streaming service CBS All Access, which will be rebranded as Paramount+.
The rebrand is part of a larger change for the streaming service to expand its scope and be cohesive for all of the ViacomCBS brands: BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, VH1 and more.
As a part of BET’s programming on Paramount+, a new revival of The Game has been set from CBS Television Studios and Grammnet Productions. No other details are known about the series, including if Mara Brock Akil is involved. Akil just recently signed an overall deal at Netflix. Still, she would likely be involved with this as at least a producer. No plot or logline is available at this time.
It is unclear if this is the same version of the revival that was developed last year for The CW (the original show’s home) from Akil and American Soul writer Devon Greggory. The CW did not want to move forward based on the pilot script, but the network was open to redeveloping it. Akil, who considered the offer, declined to redevelop it “as she and Greggory had executed her vision of what a next chapter of The Game should look like.”
The original series, a spinoff of Girlfriends, ran from 2006-2009 on The CW. The first revival ran from 2011-2015 on BET. The goal for the planned second revival at The CW was to bring back some of the original cast for an hour-long comedy. The original series was a multi-cam sitcom and the first revival was a single-camera, half-hour dramedy. Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Hosea Chanchez, Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel and Wendy Raquel Robinson starred in the original series. Brandy, Lauren London and Jay Ellis joined the cast during the first revival. Mowry and Hall only remained for the first two seasons of the first revival.
More information on the new revival at Paramount+ should come down in the coming months.
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