The CW has reportedly decided to pass on a reboot of The Game, although the show might not be dead just yet. According to Deadline, series creator Mara Brock-Akil and co-creator Devon Greggory, turned in a script but the CW subsequently halted talks to bring the show back in its current form.
The network was supposedly open to “redeveloping” the series with Akil, who passed on the offer, Deadline reports.
It’s unclear whether Akil plans to take the reboot to another network. The screenwriter and producer recently inked a deal with Fox Entertainment to develop and write scripted series.
The Game was expected to be revived as an hourlong series with a new batch of rookie footballers, and potential guest appearances from some of the original cast members.
The series debuted on the CW in 2006, as a spinoff of Akil’s other hit sitcom, Girlfriends. The show’s cast was led by Tia Mowry, as Melanie Barnett, a medical student who chose to forgo medical school to move to San Diego with her NFL-player boyfriend, Derwin Davis, played by Pooch Hall. Additional cast members included, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez, Brittany Daniel, Coby Bell, and Brandy. Lauren London and Jay Ellis also joined the final few seasons of the series.
The CW cancelled The Game after three seasons but the series found new life at BET, where it ran until 2015.