‘The Game’ Is Getting A Reboot On Newly Rebranded Paramount+
It looks like fans will get a reboot of “The Game” after all!
Mara Brock Akil created the comedy TV series, which premiered on the CW on October 1, 2006, for 3 seasons, then on BET network in 2011 for 4 additional seasons.
According to reports, the CW was in the works of a reboot of its original 30-minute show last year but decided not to move forward with the show being produced by CBS TV Studios. CW was however was still interested in redeveloping the show with Mara Brock Akil, but she turned down the deal due to creative differences.
Now, the Mara Brock Akil and Devon Greggory, written script was reportedly given another opportunity to land on TV. The series is reportedly in development at ViacomCBS’s streaming service CBS All Access, which is going to be rebranded as Paramount+.
The rebrand will incorporate all of ViacomCBS brands, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, VH1, and others.
No other details on the show, cast or release date have been announced.
The news comes after Mara Brock Akil’s recent overall deal at Netflix.
Mara Brock Akil, who created shows like Girlfriends and Being Mary Jane, has signed on to a multi-year deal with Netflix to create new original content. She said in a statement,
“It is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goals—telling human stories for a global audience. I’m excited to have a home that allows me the creative freedom and support to do what I do best—paint portraits and murals of women, Black people and anyone else whose story is missing from this golden age of television.”
Representation matters and so does who you build with. I can’t wait to work closely with [Netflix’s VP Original Series] Channing Dungey and her team to launch some great stories.”
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