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Wendy Raquel Robinson Knows You're Skeptical About ‘The Game’ Revival But She Says You’ll Enjoy It
Usually when our favorite TV shows end all we’re left with are reruns. But that hasn’t been the case with The Game. The series, a spin-off of Mara Brock Akil’s Girlfriends, is currently on its second revival. This time, Tasha Mack, her son Malik and a couple of new characters are coming to Paramount + for some fresh stories with familiar faces.
Wendy Raquel Robinson, who first played the role of Mack 17 years ago, says it’s the multidimensional characters that keep fans wanting more of the comedy-drama which originally aired on The CW before BET picked it up in 2010.
“I think about myself and my son. We started from the bottom and you see us work our asses off to get to the top and to stay there by any means necessary,” Robinson said. “We can dine at the White House but we can still hang in the hood. We cross over all those different palates, and I think it’s kind of appetizing to a little bit of everybody.”
“We hear it. [They’ll say] ‘Well, I’m not watching. But they all come around and say, ‘It’s good.’”
Fans aren’t the only ones who’ve been skeptical about a return of The Game. Robinson admitted she had her own reservations.
“Whoo! I was nervous. I was anxious,” she said, adding that she asked herself, “Is this the right career path? Is this the right journey?” Still, she explained, “At the end of the day, I said what an honor to play a role that has been such an incredible part of my life for 17 years and see all these different reincarnations of her. So yes, I was very skeptical. But I read the script and I loved it.”