Brandi Denise joins BET’s Games People Play season 2 as a series regular. Cynthia Bailey, Nazanin Mandi, Ro Parrish, Hitman Holla, Leon and Calvin Seabrooks have also been cast in recurring capacities for the series’ new season.
She joins returning series regulars Sarunas J. Jackson, Karen Obilom, Parker McKenna Posey, Jackie Long, and Kendall Kyndall. Lauren London returns in a limited capacity.
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Based on the book “Games Divas Play” by Angela Burt-Murray, this stylized drama series centers around a world of money, sex and glamour in Los Angeles. The ensemble cast of characters includes a desperate basketball wife trying to protect her family, a tenacious journalist struggling to rebuild a tarnished career, and a scandalous groupie looking to become a star, who all find it is murder trying to stay on top.
The second season picks up with Marques King (Jackson) and Vanessa King (London) learning the paternity of their new child as he struggles to find his footing on and off the court. Meanwhile, Nia’s (Obilom) investigation into a secret society jeopardizes her relationship with MJ (Kyndall) and Laila (Posey).
Karreche Tran, who was previously announced as a series regular, will play Eden Lazlo. She’s LA Vipers owner’s daughter and newly named VP of basketball operations. She also further complicates Marques King’s love life. Denise joins as Quanisha, Kareem’s (Long) longtime ride-or-die girlfriend who becomes his fiancé.
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Bailey will recur as Ndasia, an indy-documentarian who is currently working on an in-depth expose on The Foundation. Mandi portrays Zara, the wife to new Viper player Tyreck. Parrish will play himself, a Vipers’ NBA Commentator.
Holla is Rome, the new cocky point guard traded to the Vipers with hopes of bringing them the championship win. He sets his sights on Laila. Leon Seabrooks plays Walter, Marques father. Calvin Seabrooks portrays Andre, a successful ex from MJ’s past with ties to The Foundation.
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Vanessa Bell Calloway, Vanessa Simmons, Shaun Robinson, Kevin Jackson, Barry Brewer, and Monti Washington will reprise their recurring roles for the second season. Games People Play is executive produced by Tracey Edmonds of Edmonds Entertainment, Angela Burt-Murray and Vanessa Middleton. Ruth Ferrera recently joined the show as Supervising Producer.
Games People Play season 2 is set to premiere this fall on BET.