Nearly a year after being revived, The Game reboot has been renewed for a second season at Paramount+. Nicole Clemens of the growing streaming service shared the news on Tuesday in a short statement.
“With ample humor and heart, Devon Greggory reimagined an iconic series, brought back beloved legacy characters and introduced new fan favorites,” Clemens told Paramount+, according to Vibe.
“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.”
The revitalized series reportedly provides “a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football.” Stars of the original series like Pooch Hall and Coby Bell play recurring roles while Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez do the heavy lifting.
“Fifteen years ago I created ‘The Game’ and am so proud of the success we had, and that I was able to create characters and stories that resonated with so many people,” series creator Mara Brock Akil said about the show’s evolution, according to Vibe.
“I couldn’t be happier about leaving my beloved characters like Tasha Mack and Malik Wright in the hands of Devon, Wendy and Hosea, who I know will build off of the rich foundation the show has.”