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Watch teaser for Paramount+’s ‘The Game’; Halle Berry, J-Hud and more to be honored by Critics Choice Association


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Paramount+ has released the first teaser to their upcoming The Game reboot.

As previously noted, the 10-episode series will now take place in Las Vegas and will star many of the original cast members in their original roles. This includes Wendy Raquel Robinson as sports agent Tasha Mack, Hosea Chanchez as former star quarterback Malik Wright, and Pooch Hall as former footballer Derwin Davis. The new series is said to center on a “modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football.” Executive produced by Mara Brock Akil, The Game launches on Paramount+ Thursday, November 11.

In other news, Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry, Barry Jenkins and Anthony Anderson are among the honorees at this year’s Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. The annual event, which celebrates achievements in television and Black filmmaking, will take place on Monday, December 6 in Los Angeles. Berry will receive the Career Achievement Award; Hudson will be honored with the Actress Award for Film for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in Respect; Jenkins will receive the Director Award for Television for his critically acclaimed Amazon series The Underground Railroad; and Anderson will take home the Producer Award for Television for his work on the ABC series black-ish, grown-ish and mixed-ish. Other honorees will be announced at a later date.

And finally, actors and real-life brothers Shamier Anderson and Stephan James are taking their talents behind the camera. According to Variety, the two have inked a first-look deal with Boat Rocker Studios. The deal comes ahead of Anderson and James starring in the company’s upcoming series Invasion and Beacon 23, respectively. The two will develop and produce original television projects via their Bay Mills Studios production banner. 

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