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This is not a drill! Paramount+ has given a 10-episode order for the revival of “The Game.”

Wendy Raquel Robinson will reprise her role as “LaTasha Mack” alongside her on-screen son, Hosea Chanchez, who starred as “Malik Wright” for the show’s nine-season run. 

Other legacy cast members are expected to return.

Series creator Mara Brock Akil, who signed an overall deal with Paramount+ last year, gushed about the return of the show. 

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.

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.

Wendy took to social media absolutely ecstatic about the return of the show.

She wrote:

Ok pinch me! It’s Fa’Real y’all! Pretty freaking amazing to see the awesomeness of God! 3 different networks 3 reincarnations, 3 re-imaginings of our ‘Little Engine That Could’🌹 I’m so thank-full for this journey that began almost 18 years ago! When I was at my lowest, God saw fit and blessed me with a cast, crew, and content creator that would change my life FOREVER! To everyone that has ever watched, played, written, directed and laid eyes on the GAME…THANK YOU! You are ALL a part of the secret sauce that makes every resuscitation of this  #MagicallyDelicious✨To every artist reading this #DontStop!

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Hosea Chanchez also took to social media to share his thoughts now that the cat is finally out of the bag!

This has been a secret for a while, but now the cats OFFICIALLY out the bag! Fans, friends and supporters we owe this to YOU! It’s important to acknowledge the blessing of a series being Re-birthed THREE times because of the undeniable love for this show #THEGAME. Guys it’s important to understand this has NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE!!!!!!! We made history again, again and again! So today I give #US our roses and humbly thank GOD for the blessing of playing a character I’ve loved so much again. Thank you #CBS#Paramount+ and the undeniable talent of the one and only @maraakil & @devon_greggory #TheGAME #GOD

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The new take on “The Game” will relocate from San Diego to Las Vegas and feature new and returning characters as the series offers a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. 

In a press release, Paramount+ said the revival will “tackle 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.”

Are you here for the return of “The Game?”

Source: THR