The Game is officially returning to TV. Paramount+ has declared that a revival of the well known drama-comedy show has been ordered to series with a blend of new and original cast members.
Wendy Raquel Robinson (Insecure) will reprise her part as sports agent Tasha Mack and Hosea Chanchez (Black Lightning) will return as footballer Malik Wright. A few other original cast members are additionally expected to show up all through the 10-episode season in extraordinary appearances. The revival will be executive produced by original series creator Mara Brock Akil, unique chief maker Kelsey Grammer, showrunner and author Devon Greggory (American Soul), Salim Akil (Black Lightning), and Tom Russo (Black-ish).
“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,” Akil said in a statement.
“I love this show. I am very excited to see this new turn in its life and excited to wave the Paramount+ banner, as well,” added Grammer. “Grammnet NH Productions has been in business a long time and proudly explored diverse and inclusive material for decades. I am really looking forward to seeing this show on the air.”
As per an official statement, the 2021 iteration of The Game “offers a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. The team 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.”
Initially made as a spinoff of the long-running series Girlfriends, The Game broadcasted on the CW and later on BET from 2006-2015. As of now, no premiere date has been set for the new series, however every one of the nine original seasons are accessible for streaming on Paramount+.
“From the moment it debuted, The Game was a groundbreaking series that used humor, heart, and memorable characters to explore real issues involving race, gender and, of course, football,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at Paramount+. “What better time for Devon and the whole team to reunite for a fresh look at a world that has only become more at the center of the cultural conversation today.”
Die Hard’s Jeb Stuart to write ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Netflix series
Die Hard scribe Stuart has been tapped to compose Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, Deadline has affirmed.
The task has been being development at Netflix since 2020 as a part of a content deal with with Ubisoft to develop live-action, animated and anime series dependent on the international bestselling video game franchise.
Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has sold in excess of 155 million games worldwide to become one of the bestselling series in video game history. It was adjusted as a feature with the 2016 Assassin’s Creed directed by Justin Kurzel and featuring Michael Fassbender. In 2017, Ubisoft flagged its arrangements for an Assassin’s Creed TV series.
Stuart most recently created Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla, the sequel of History’s Vikings series. He likewise wrote Netflix limited series The Liberator and features, for example, Die Hard, Another 48 Hours and The Fugitive.
Jack Black and Ice Cube to star in Sony comedy ‘Oh Hell No’
Jack Black and Ice Cube are joining for Sony satire Oh Hell No.
Black is in talks with star with Ice Cube in the project that follows the relationship of Sherman (Black) and Will (Cube) after Sherman falls in love with Will’s mother.
Kitao Sakurai, the filmmaker behind Netflix’s breakout satire Bad Trip, is set to direct from a script by Scot Armstrong (Old School), Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), Jessica Gao (She-Hulk) and Rodney Rothman (Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse).
Matt Tolmach, who worked with Black on the Jumanji films, is producing through Matt Tolmach Productions with Black and Roz Music. Brittany Morrissey is directing for the studio.
Black was most recently seen in theaters with Jumanji: The Next Level, and is set for the profoundly expected Borderlands include adaption, playing beloved character Claptrap. He is repped by WME and Sloane Offer.
Ice Cube, repped by WME, Prospect Park and Ziffren Brittenham, was most recently seen in Searchlight’s The High Note and is set for a Universal sci-fi feature from Wanted chief Timur Bekmambetov.
Sakurai’s previous credit includes directing and executive producing The Eric Andre Show for Adult Swim, and as of late coordinating scenes for the second period of FX parody Dave and BJ Novak’s upcoming series Platform. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Schreck Rose.
‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ : Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s debut web series on ZEE 5
A virtual press conference for the revealing of Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s debut web series “Ladies and Gentlemen” was held today at 4 pm. The ZEE 5 original series will premiere universally on July 9.
Director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, producer Nusrat Imrose Tisha, and ZEE5 Global’s Chief Business Officer Archana Anand were available at the meeting. The cast, including Maria Nur, Pavel Areen, Tanvir Hossain, Mamunur Rashid, Tasnia Farin, Hasan Masood, Partha Barua, Alexey Kosorukov, and Iresh Zaker were additionally in participation, among others. The meeting was facilitated by Aisha Khan.
The online meeting started with a welcome address by Archana Anand. “The entire journey of Zee 5 has been about bringing out quality content for the audiences, especially based in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan and so far the response has been overwhelming. With internationally acclaimed director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki joining this goal, I hope we will be able to deliver more towards our promise,” she said in her speech.
This was trailed by the trailer debut. The 2 minutes and 21-second trailer showcases themes of gender equality and social stereotypes in such manner close by taboos related with womanhood.
Then, the stage was given to Mostafa Sarwar Farooki to share his perspectives and presentation experience. “As an independent filmmaker by nature, I have always been in favour of theatrical releases. However, entertainment consumption has taken a different shape in this pandemic,” he said. “OTTs have become crucial for us in such a situation, and the experience has been amazing.”
A behind the scene video was displayed through screen sharing at the live conference.
Maker Nusrat Imrose Tisha played a fundamental role with regards to choosing the cast for this creation. “This is my second production and it’s a blessing to work with Mostafa Sarwar Farooki. However as a producer, it was a challenge, as he keeps improvising,” she shared. “However, he took my advice while selecting the cast, especially in the case of Partha Barua and Tasnia Farin, and the unpredictability led to a lot of excitement and thrill for me.”
The online event finished with an inquiry and answer meeting where the floor was available to columnists and media agents to speak with the productions group and cast of “Ladies and Gentlemen”.
Mostafa Sarwar Farooki, who is known as perhaps the most prolific directors of Bangladesh, has acquired international awards for his work throughout the long term. His forthcoming project, “No Land’s Man” is a predominantly English film, which will feature Indian superstar Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bangladeshi singer turned entertainer Tahsan Khan.
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