Game People Play is based on the popular book by Angela Burt-Murray, “Games Divas Play.” Games People Play is a sexy, stylized drama about the L.A. high life, where everyone plays to win. 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 series stars Lauren London as 'Vanessa King' a loyal yet skeptical wife who married her high school sweetheart as he was being drafted into the nation’s premiere professional basketball league. Her lifestyle changed overnight as they went from college sweethearts to a power couple astride a world of money, easy sex, and glamour. Vanessa is married to Marques King (Sarunas J. Jackson), who is an all-star baller that was able to prepare himself for all aspects of life as a professional basketball player, except the women. His inability to resist temptation causes what may be irreparable damage to his marriage to Vanessa.
In real life, Sarunas J. Jackson is a former professional basketball player turned actor. He can currently be seen on HBO's hit comedy INSECURE playing Alejandro 'Dro' Peña. Other credits include the feature film Chi-Raq, Amazon's Transparent, the Spike Lee directed NBA2k16 videogame, and a recurring arc on the Freeform series, Good Trouble.
Executive Producer Tracey Edmonds has created and produced groundbreaking projects for television, film, music, and digital media. Edmonds recently earned an Emmy Award® while serving as co-host on EXTRA alongside Mario Lopez and Charissa Thompson for three years. In addition to TV and film, Edmonds is the Founder and Editor of the new lifestyle, health and wellness media brand.