Editor’s Note: The series’ premiere date was unveiled prior to the passing of Lauren London’s partner, Nipsey Hussle. We send our deepest condolences to London and her family during this time.
BET has unveiled the premiere date for Games People Play (fka Games Divas Play) The series is led by Lauren London, Parker McKenna Posey and Karen Obilom. The show, which as a season order of 10 episodes, is set to premiere on April 23 at 10 p.m. following the series finale of Being Mary Jane.
It is based on the book of the same name by Angela Burt-Murray and is “a sexy, stylized drama about the L.A. high life, where everyone plays to win. A desperate basketball wife (London) trying to protect her family, a tenacious journalist (Obilom) struggling to rebuild a tarnished career, and a scandalous groupie (Posey) looking to become a star, find it’s murder trying to stay on top.” Sarunas J. Jackson and Jackie Long co-star. Shaun Robinson, Vanessa Simmons, Barry Brewer and Kendall Kyndall will recur in the series.
Tracey Edmonds and Burt-Murray exec produce, while Kim Newton and Vanessa Middleton are the showrunners.
The series brings London back to BET, where she starred in The Game for two seasons. This will be Posey’s first major television role since she starred in My Wife and Kids as a child. Relative newcomer Obliom recently guest-starred on Insecure and NCIS: LA.
Games Divas Play will join fellow upcoming new series like Boomerang, American Soul and Peachtree Place. The former two were renewed for second seasons on Tuesday.
Watch the teaser below: