By Ron Wynn
NASHVILLE, TN — It took several years to return, but finally the reworked, updated version of “The Game” debuted last year on the CBS streaming service Paramount +. It didn’t take nearly as long for the decision to be made on renewing it. Paramount + announced last week that a premiere date had been set for the second season. It will begin December 15.
Paramount + released this description, saying “The Game” offers a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. The team tackles racism, sexism, classism and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect and love – all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game. The second season doubles the laughs and heightens the drama as the beloved characters and their relationships fight to survive the storms of change they face.”
Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Adriyan Rae, Vaughn Hebron, Analisa Velez and Toby Sandeman star in the series.
The show is executive produced by showrunner and writer Devon Greggory alongside Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Kelsey Grammer and Tom Russo of Grammnet NH Productions, Peter O’Fallon, Barry Safchik and Michael Platt.
The series is produced by CBS Studios, Inphiniti Entertainment, Akil Productions and Grammnet NH Productions.
The current season of the new version, plus episodes from the original series, which aired from 2006-2015 on The CW and BET, are streaming now on Paramount+.